It doesn't bring Megan Meier back to her family. But maybe the verdict will give others pause.
"Lori Drew decided to humiliate a child," U.S. Attorney Thomas O'Brien, chief federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, told the jury during closing arguments. "The only way she could harm this pretty little girl was with a computer. She chose to use a computer to hurt a little girl, and for four weeks she enjoyed it."
O'Brien, who pronounced the case the nation's first cyberbullying trial, said the jury's decision sent a worthy message: "If you have children who are on the Internet and you are not watching what they are doing, you better be."
- Nordette, November 2007: When Should Cyberbullying be A Crime?
- danah boyd, December 2007: Who Is To Blame for Megan Meier's Suicide
- Karoli, November 2007: Charge Lori Drew with Child Abuse
- Karoli, December 2007: Lori Drew Poses as Victim
- I Speak of Dreams: Lori Drew: A Disgusting Mother