14 November 2007
we really wish we hadnt read this story....
via drudge retort
After Megan Meier committed suicide at age 13 last year, her parents learned that the boy she'd been corresponding with on MySpace -- the one who unexpectedly began calling her a fat slut and said "the world would be a better place without you" -- was a hoax created by the parents of a former friend.click link for more
Posted by rcade at 05:24 PM
A Los Angeles federal grand jury indicted a Missouri woman on Thursday over an alleged role in a MySpace online hoax played on a 13-year-old girl who committed suicide. Lori Drew of suburban St. Louis allegedly helped create a false-identity MySpace account to contact Megan Meier, who hanged herself at home in October 2006 after receiving cruel messages, including one stating the world would be better off without her.
DARDENNE PRAIRIE — One night last week, well after most of the families in this quiet community went to bed, a half-dozen police cars sped down Waterford Crystal Drive, lights flashing.EXTERNAL LINK
A man, they were told, had been fatally shot inside a home.
Neighbors opened doors, peered out windows and watched. As many as 15 deputies, they said, drew weapons and charged the home of Lori and Curt Drew.
But there was no body lying in a pool of blood. No weapon in Curt Drew's hand.
The call was a prank, one of many at the Drews' home this year. A lawn job. A brick through a window. Threatening phone calls. Paintball attacks.
The neighborhood is angry.
Residents are struggling to understand what happened here, in two homes four doors apart.
Posted by wst... at 18:04