A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has indicted a Missouri woman for her alleged part in an online MySpace hoax that resulted in a 13-year-old girl committing suicide.
The woman, Lori Drew, of suburban St. Louis, faces one count of conspiracy and three counts of accessing protected computers without authorization to obtain information to inflict emotional distress, according to the indictments.
What is she accused of?
Drew is alleged to have created a false identity MySpace account to contact a neighbor, Megan Meier, who believed she was in contact with a 16-year-old boy named Josh Evans. In October 2006 Meier hanged herself after she received cruel messages that included one that said the world be be a better place without her.
Drew had denied the allegations.
In the file photo, Tina Meier holds photographs of her daughter, Megan.
-- Lance Murray