It's been awhile since I discussed the death of the girl from suicide who had been allegedly teased by the mother of her friend as well as her friends themselves. Megan Meier was 13 years old when she hung herself after she thought her boyfriend broke up with her. Of course she never knew the boy she was talking to was not real. Instead, allegedly, Lori Drew posed as the boyfriend and allegedly had other girls helping her.
Everytime I read about this case it just floors me. I hate thinking that humans are so low that they could stoop to this behavior thinking it is somehow fun or a joke to screw around with the feelings of another person that way. They allegedly knew that Meier was already suffering from depression. To do this is just beyond any kind of moral compass that most people are brought up with. I could forgive the other two teenage girls because they probably didn't know what the hell they were causing. Sure, they were being mean, but it is Lori Drew who deserves a special place in hell when her time comes.
The trial is not about manslaughter or murder, and is instead basically being tried as a hacker would be tried. It didn't stop Megan's mom from describing the suicide and how she found her daughter though hanging from her bedroom closet.
The defense is trying to say that Lori Drew barely even knew what MySpace was and that she had only a very fundamental knowledge of computers and so could not have committed the crime. If she takes the stand she will probably say something like she has an idea what e-mail and the internet are, but they are just some kind of mystery technology or something.
Good luck with that defense. Drew could get up to 20 years in prison if convicted of all the charges. Unfortunately she probably will just get probation even if convicted. Not much justice in that.