/ November 24, 2008

Jury Will Hear Closing Arguments in MySpace Case

The jury will return at 4pm CST today to hear closing arguments in the case of Lori Drew, the woman charged harassing a teen girl over MySpace.  The teen, Megan Meier, committed suicide.    

Judge Wu may still rule that the prosecution’s charges in this federal case are insufficent.  Of course, under the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Wu may wait until after the jury finds the defendant guilty to grant the motion to dismiss.  
The motion to dismiss alleges that in order to be charged under the federal statute, the prosecution must show that the defendant violated the MySpace terms of service.  However, here, it appears that the terms may have been violated by the defendant’s employee.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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