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LOS ANGELES - A federal judge on Monday questioned whether prosecutors were correct in bringing charges against a Missouri mother who was involved in a MySpace hoax directed at a 13-year-old neighbor who ended up committing suicide.
U.S. District Judge George Wu had been scheduled to sentence Lori Drew on three misdemeanor counts of accessing computers without authorization. However, Wu delayed sentencing until July 2, saying he wanted to review the testimony of two prosecution witnesses.
Originally posted by The Last Man on Earth
What kind of psycho does this to a 13-year-old girl??
Originally posted by Vitchilo
What kind of weak person kill himself over an internet boyfriend? You've got to be freaking weak. Anyway I kinda understand that at that age, you're messed up emotionally... but come on.
No excessive penalties should be applied... this ruling could affect real life... if someone dump someone else and the person dumped kill himself, will the person who dumped him be charged with murder? That's ridiculous.
People killing themselves over love affairs is common...
[edit on 19-5-2009 by Vitchilo]
Originally posted by 1hope
This is one of those cases that I deem to be completely and utterly morally wrong and she will have to face God about this later down the road imo.