A Missouri woman on trial in a landmark cyberbullying case was convicted last week of three minor offenses for her role in an Internet hoax that apparently drove a 13-year-old girl to suicide. The jury could not reach a verdict on the main charge against Lori Drew -- conspiracy -- and rejected three other felony counts of accessing computers without authorization to inflict emotional harm. Instead, the panel found Drew guilty of three misdemeanor offenses of accessing computers without authorization.
Jury Convicts Mother of Lesser Charges in MySpace Suicide Case
The Associated Press
December 1, 2008