No Charges in MySpace Suicide Case

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago
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No criminal charges filed against mother who sent cruel MySpace posts to 13-year-old girl before she committed suicide.
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Female 91
pathetic and weak. i`ve been insulted in REAL life and online and i`ve had worse things said to me. things i won`t even repeat haha
i mean some guy on here called me ugly once but am i dead? nope

she was a whiny little 13 year old girl and now she`s rotting in thr ground all because of of a little prank. if you can even call it that.


wtf bitch. even if you were insulted in real life and online, you don`t have to call that girl a whiny little 13 year old only because she killed herself. and they did not only insult her but they did worser things.

at least she did`t turn out as a ugly gothic who hates herself because she is fat.

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Female 731
Do people understand the hardships of being an adolescent?
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Female 731
Megan suffered from depression & took medication & stuff...that`s what pushed her over the edge.
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Female 2,064
Someone please kill the woman.
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Female 553
"no medicine can be perscribed to those under 18 ATM."
Note to people who think this: They are not FDA approved, because they increase the risk of suicidal thoughts. But I was on antidepressants from age 12-16, and those were the most fudgeed up years of my life.

w00t for me, I got off them against doctor`s orders! never felt better :)

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Female 4,376
pathetic and weak. i`ve been insulted in REAL life and online and i`ve had worse things said to me. things i won`t even repeat haha

i mean some guy on here called me ugly once but am i dead? nope

she was a whiny little 13 year old girl and now she`s rotting in thr ground all because of of a little prank. if you can even call it that.

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Female 130
i have to agree, hanging herself in a closet doesnt add up. for one most of the bars in a closet are pretty weak. also, their not that high. in order to hang yourself, wouldnt you need to not touch the ground with your feet? according to what i found online, average height of a 13 yearold girl is around 5", and im 17 and 5`2" and im too tall to stand under the bar in my closet flat footed. plus if its got a shelf directly above it, then you cant just tie yourself off above the pole. i imagine most closest are pretty similar in their design. only reason i can think of that the pole would be high enough is if it was one of those storage works thingys. also the dying a day later thing is suspicious. If were at an age of medicine where we can cure people of all of these different diseases, why couldnt they keep her alive? shove a tube down her throat and force her to breath! If her parents stopped a doctor from doing that, then their more to blame than the woman down the street,
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Female 215
i totally agree with CaptainPat

if this girl was getting teased and taunted her whole life than it was WORSE cuz she thought he was talking about her personallity... because `he` `didnt` know what she looked like (remember she was teased about her weight)


the mom who taunted her should go to jail not cuz the girl hung herself... but cuz she new the girl was gonna get upset cuz the mom ew about her illnes.

If something isn`t illegal, they are untouchable, for now. If you really want to get something done about this, get off i-am-bored, tell your congress dude and make it so this cant happen...
i agree it should become the moms foult(well it is...) but legally... u hear about these child abuse stories all the time and they need to end (and btw this is a form of child abuse!)

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Male 1,584
Oh, yes i know the guy above me was joking, im talking about the people who think myspace should be pushed off the edge of the earth and its the route of all evil and so on. those people really piss me off.
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Male 1,584
The people that say its MySpaces fault are retarded. Thats like saying if you hit your thumb with a hammer while your hammering the nail, that its the hammer`s fault, or if you spill your coffee on yourself its Dunkin` Donut`s fault. Seriously grow the hell up, It`s not MySpace`s fault that this woman was an immature bitch picking on a 13 year old girl. Seriously they should have done something to the woman. MySpace didn`t do anything, it CAN`T do anything because it`s not a living thing, it`s just a website, and websites can`t kill people, nor cause them to kill people. Thats like saying it`s the mall`s fault those people got killed in Omaha.
Anyone agree?
PS, yeah big deal, I`m 17. Screw that stupid "your opinion is invalid because your in the 13-17 range" thing.
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Male 341
She must be f*cking dumb. Who the hell would kill themselves because of mean messages?

Maybe myspace killed her because she was only 13.

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Male 1,270
Overmann, yeah not really mate...because, to be honest, it wouldn`t happen. It could be that my friends have grown out of the usual cycle of teenage depression. It could also be that I don`t hang around with losers.

I`m still calling the story fake, as nobody has been able to tell me how she managed to hang herself...it doesn`t add up.

And whoever was talking about her having `clinical depression`, well thats just rubbish. That`s why you can`t take on anything anyone says, `cause it`s all just made up rubbish.

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Female 59
Oh, no! People say MEAN things on Myspace?! You`re KIDDING.
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Female 22
I agree that it`s stupid to kill yourself over a myspace page, but this girl had problems. I mean, talking about suicide when you`re in third grade is pretty hardcore. So, for an adult to feed her that kind of crap when she knows what it could do to her (since the article says she was aware of Megan`s mental problems)is pretty messed up. I mean, she shouldn`t be thrown in jail, but if some random person decided to beat the crap out of her, I wouldn`t object to it. If it`s real, that is.
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Female 4
I don`t understand why some people here are still insulting the girl. Congratulations, you`ve proven your superiority over a dead 13-year-old girl.

And Darwinism--social or otherwise--is pretty much a moot point to human society. It was rendered useless around the same time we realized that we had the capability and moral obligation to take care of fellow human beings. Did a few of you not get the memo?

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Male 28
my mind anymore."
I don`t think you would. Put in their shoes, you`d probably think the world was being unfair to you, but look at yourself.
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Male 28
To all who are calling this "Social darwinism" and other bullsh*t, put yourself or someone close to you in this girl`s shoes. She has mental issues, and as was mentioned before, no medicine can be perscribed to those under 18 ATM.

It`s horrible that someone with an influence on her children would f*ck around with the emotions of a mentally unstable teenager. You`ve all been through those awkward years, if you haven`t, this site has an age limit.

Society has desensitized us to death. This poor girl`s life is over, no restart. And all because of someone who should have a maturity level above what she has. I am amazed that no charges have been pressed.

And a last word to all of you Social Darwinists.
If you had a mentally unstable friend/relative and I used the internet to maliciously attack them, and they committed suicide, would you say "My friend was a weak link in social darwinism, so they deserved what they got. Thank god i don`t have their stupidity clouding

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Female 1,397
The internet`s a cruel world, suicidal people shouldn`t be allowed on it.
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Male 2,600
Don`t worry, beefnormous and cnlbell: I suspect ConverseUK is largely show and would feel less insensitive were it a friend of his. Same goes for anyone.
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Male 602
^ Just cause someone stated their opinion on a topic, doesnt mean you should call up the karma gods and tell them to strike them down with lightning.
I`m not saying something bad hasn`t happened. Like geez, a 13 year old chick died, cmon. But if the legal system can`t do something about it, well crap. If something isn`t illegal, they are untouchable, for now. If you really want to get something done about this, get off i-am-bored, tell your congress dude and make it so this cant happen... I unno i gotta do my homework, school tomorrow
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Female 420
It disgusts me to hear how callous and cold others are when they hear of someone`s death. But that is typical of immature @ss h0les. The girl had clinical depression that is difficult to treat in teens because there are no drugs approved to help those under the age of 18. People who have never suffered from depression should all keep their cake holes shut because they have no idea how hopeless and easily destroyed a person can get when their is a chemical imbalance in their brain. The adults who inflicted the emotional lynching of this girl online are disgusting and should be charged with neglegent homicide. They knew she would be susceptible to cruelty and it doesn`t take any stretch of the imagination to understand that if you tell an emotionally disturbed child that the world would be better without them, you basically just signed their death warrant.

To all those twisted sisters out their who think it is funny for anyone to die, life has a hard lesson in store for you. Karma.

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Male 15
I am in utter shock at some of your guys` comments. This girl had KILLED herself over this. O.K, maybe she had some mental problems and the fact that she killed herself over something on Myspace is absurd, but this young girl is still dead; and that mother of her friend was a direct cause of it. Wasn`t EVERYONE mean at one time or another in highschool? This was a sick, malicious trick played on that mother and personally I think she should have her children taken away completely.


Also, all you bastards out there citing "Social Darwinism" should get a life. I would love to see your actual professions and your physical fitness level. It ticks me off how people in this world, especially the nobodies, think that they`re actually making such a difference in this world that they have the right to ridicule and make fun of situations that cause people so much pain. It`s called karma bitches.

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Male 9,306
Just because you rest your hide behind a monitor doesn`t permit you to become a cancer to another.
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Female 2,196
"Lets recap:
-girl is too dumb to realise this kid is on myspace but says he doesn`t have a phone line.

-Apparently all websites are now stored on everyones hard-drives, meaning we can delete other peoples messages forever.

-She `hung` (even though the correct usage is `hanged`) herself with a belt...do you know how hard that is?!

-She hanged herself in her closet...I`m guessing from the pole for hanging ones coat-hangers...how on earth would that support the fat cow`s weight?!

-She died a day after the hanging...I think they must have sent her to the butcher rather than the hospital.

I`m not buying it."

well he coulda gone to the library or something to go online

she wasnt smart enough to delete anything

the real question is how do u know how hard it is

idk either

maybe they donated her body to science

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Female 1,397
Come on now, people have killed themselves over way less.
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Male 1,497
Oh sorry, i forgot to stay on task. i agree with ConverseUK on this one
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Male 1,497
Is it just me or did the photos from the link look like the loney girl from the post a few days back
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Female 62
i feel so terrible for that girls parents, to lose their daughter to what seems so easily sorted out.
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Male 332
Brant167:
"And the Darwin award goes too..."

Fail, its "goes to"

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Female 288
my religion teacher told my class this the other day...messed up shi.t
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Male 5
Well, ok from going by the abc news link, the parents knew a) She was 13 years old, and that your not even supposed to have an account at that age and that b) she was talking to a 16 year old boy; what parent let`s their 13 year old daughter cyber date a boy three years older than her?! And to the victim, it`s called "block" for a reason. Geeze, articles like these make me lose hope in humanity. Just sad on all accounts.
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Male 1,270
"she died of a broken heart"

HAHAHAHA WHAT A F*CKING LOSER!!!!

Lets recap:
-girl is too dumb to realise this kid is on myspace but says he doesn`t have a phone line.

-Apparently all websites are now stored on everyones hard-drives, meaning we can delete other peoples messages forever.

-She `hung` (even though the correct usage is `hanged`) herself with a belt...do you know how hard that is?!

-She hanged herself in her closet...I`m guessing from the pole for hanging ones coat-hangers...how on earth would that support the fat cow`s weight?!

-She died a day after the hanging...I think they must have sent her to the butcher rather than the hospital.

I`m not buying it.

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Female 1,244
I`m sorry but I think that girl was stupid for killing herself over what someone said..it`s stupid..I know she killed herself but she was stupid and had low self-esteem.
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Male 184
I do agree though. No one should care about something said on the internet. It`s just stupid.

No offence to her. But she`s a pretty stupid little girl if she didn`t block the user "cyber-bullying" her before she killed herself becuase of it.

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Male 313
hell is other people.
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Male 184
I live in St. Charles... creepy.

IL.

Yeah. I freaked out for a second until I saw Mo. (Mossouri) after the ST. CHARLES

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Male 506
C`mon guys, he only did it for the lulz.
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Female 2,084
i saw this one the news one day.
anyone who commits suicide because of someone on myspace has to be retarded.
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Female 1
you guys need to realize this is a true story I lived in Saint Charles MO last yr when this happened. It doesn`t matter why she did it the fact is that she did and now friend and family are hurting because of it. So all of you who think this story is fake need to screw off because really these are real people`s lives that they talk about in that article
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Male 83
what kind of 13 year old hangs themselves i smell foul play.
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Male 2,290
Quick, before it`s too late! Kill yourself for what was said!
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Female 1,397
"Tuesday, December 04, 2007 3:30:14 PM
you people are so cold. in the end, she she ended her life, because somebody PLANNED to break her heart. she died of a broken heart. But im sur eyou guys wouldn`t know, you spend too much time on insulting other people, you cant even look at yourselves.

long story short, karma`s a whore, and you`re next in line."

Whoa Whoa that Karma rule applies to online comments too? I am screwed.

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Male 2,290
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! Good that she`s dead. We need less morons in this world. And no, even if the bit*h (the mother) came to my face, I would tell her to go suck a dick, because she obviously couldn`t help her daughter--so she fails at life.

And yeah, when I was a kid I toyed with suicide, hospitals and the whole 9, but I wasn`t stupid enough to kill myself over another person. Who the drat is really that impressionable? They should all die.

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Male 223
If you commit suicide because of mean people then that is just sad. I dont care if she had some mental illness which depression is a state of mind..
Im sure if i was weak willed i would have killed myself but one mean thing wouldnt do that to many people.
What is this world coming to...
Kids who die a day later from a hanging.. Poorly executed 5/10..

Anyway harsh story but manslaughter would be the way to go with the law.. But it was her choice to die so there goes manslaughter =\.. harrasment?

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Male 5,620
hard drive.
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Male 5,620
Josh never asked for Megan`s phone number. And when Megan asked for his, she says, Josh said he didn`t have a cell and his mother did not yet have a landline.

-then how did he connect to the internet?

Megan received a puzzling and disturbing message from Josh. Tina recalls that it said: "I don`t know if I want to be friends with you anymore because I`ve heard that you are not very nice to your friends."

Frantic, Megan shot back: "What are you talking about?"

SHADOWY CYBERSPACE

-"Shadowy Cyberspace"?? The rest of that conversation is essential.

Tina was shocked at the vulgar language her daughter was firing back at people.

-that leads me to think in the "shadowy cyberspace" she is confronted, and uses negative and vulgar comments.

Ron said a stumbling block is that the FBI was unable to retrieve the electronic messages from Megan`s final day, including that final message that only Ron saw.

Bull.. Myspace is online, not on a

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Male 1,142
stories like this make me glad i have anti-social tendencies. cant imagin what its like to rely on others establish my self worth.
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Female 9
you people are so cold. in the end, she she ended her life, because somebody PLANNED to break her heart. she died of a broken heart. But im sur eyou guys wouldn`t know, you spend too much time on insulting other people, you cant even look at yourselves.

long story short, karma`s a whore, and you`re next in line.

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Male 106
And the Darwin award goes too...
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Female 1,397
This made me chuckle.
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Male 1,270
"Later that day, Ron opened his daughter`s MySpace account and viewed what he believes to be the final message Megan saw - one the FBI would be unable to retrieve from the hard drive. "

No, just no. That is complete and utter BOLLOCKS.
They had me believing it for a second there.

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Female 7
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Male 415
Judging from the responses on this thread, I`ld say that a lot more that just that bitch of a woman who bullied the girl are quite capable of doing this and not feel bad about it whatsoever.

A full grown woman bullying a girl the way she did, deserves nothing but contempt. Charging her with some sort of manslaughter is another thing entirely. Unfortunately.

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Male 896
"I just read it really quick, I understand bullying is common with kids. But aren`t you supposed to grow out of it before you start birthing other children...."

No, when I have a son who is going to be a nerd and we are playing games together he is going to be tormented more then anything in the world. We`ll be sitting there and hes 5 frags ahead of me and I will tell him he`s adopted. He be all "what? I`m adopted!?" Then I will win the match and say "In your face! IN, YOUR, FACE! Oh you aren`t really adopted by the way."

Then the next match he will play the same card on me...

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Male 159
So, when "being mean" becomes illegal, how do you think the prison system will hold up? In my opinion, everyone is guilty of that as some time or another.
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Male 896
All I can say is...


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Female 6
I can`t believe how cruel you people are! Most teenagers dont talk to their parents. They`re either scared, ashamed or think no one can help. How screwed up is it that this mom was messing with this girl just to find out if she was mean. Teenage girls are mean. they are backstabing bi*ches.

Everyone who was involved in tormenting this poor girl should be punished. They lied and tricked her into believing something then tore it all out from under her. That would seriously screw up any 13 year old girl.

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Female 441
from what i read in the news:

The mother created the acount to gain the girls trues then humiliate her. Granted the girl already had problems...But come on that pretty F*kin Sick that a grown woman had to bully a lil girl with issues. that mother dusnt deserve custody of her own children She cant even handle having the maturity level of a 12 year old

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Male 1,270
"If she suffered from depression, why wasn`t she getting help?"

A teenage suffering from depression. On no, the world is going to end. Teenage-hood is all about depression, it`s nobody`s fault if something triggers a strong emotional response to a bit of banter.

Sounds like this girl was a suicide time-bomb...it really didn`t take much for her to be pushed over the top.

On another not, if you`re looking for someone to blame, I`d start with the `you have myspace so you`re emo and want to die` people. They create the image to which these young teens conform because they feel they have to. By classing them as suicidal, you`re making them suicidal.

Think of it as the jungle book scenario...you act a certain way because thats how you`re `told` to.

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Male 330
If she suffered from depression, why wasn`t she getting help?
Why did her parents LET her have a Myspace at such a young age?
Why didn`t she know that the internet was created to insult people?

It seems like the parents are calling for internet censorship, and that`s just absolutely ridiculous.

I agree with those who said it before I did: Social Darwinism

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Male 10,440
^ Yeah B-Hazard. geez, get with the times.

An excellent post from clockwork, very good indeed.

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Male 1,275
Come on its the internet if I killed myself every time I got it online Id be dead 100 million times over.
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Male 2,958
Last time I read about this it said the mom (posing as the boy online) told her everyone would be better off if she was dead. That seems a little malicious to go unpunished.

Not murder or even manslaughter, but something. Even if she didn`t kill herself, if someone told your sister or daughter anything like that lady was telling her you`d want something to happen.

Me myself, I`d make sure they didn`t have a good pair of tires or a clean plank of wood on their house for as long as they lived there.

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Male 835
Are you "She should be punished!" morons really serious? You really think that she should go to jail because some underaged and mentally unstable twat kills herself?

Fine. You are all worthless and should hang yourselves. Right now. In your closet. With a belt.

Sue me.

Kudos to whoever it was calling it "Social Darwinism. You, sir, are a scholar and a gentleman.

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Male 5,620
Still, though, the problem is that they don`t go to great lengths to establish that the girl wasn`t also being harassing. Was she mean to people? Sounds like her family may be the finger to point at, they destroyed a foozeball table, and left messages on it like "move now." I am suggesting that the girls family has a history of mental abuse, leading to the girl having mental issues to start with.

Most people with abuse issues, take it out on other people, simulating the abuse they received. I think that her family should all seek therapy, and evaluate themselves as a possible cause.

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Male 1,270
Inducing suicide is bollocks and theres no way to draw the line. It`ll never be illegal.

You can`t say `she made me kill myself` (Obviosuly, but you know what I mean).

Think if it was made illegal, you`d never be able to say `no` to someone again. `The victim was rejected and killed himself. The girl is to face a life sentence for inducing suicide`.

It won`t happen.

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Female 1,596
This is called Inducing Suicide. It is not illegal, but should be. I`m writing a persuasive essay on it ^.^
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Male 1,270
geek_kittie, you clearly didn`t read the article.

She`s innocent, there`s nothing to change anyone with.

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Female 66
The girl was 13 years old and suffered from mental illness. Obviously if you do not suffer from mental illness or know someone who does, its difficult to understand.

This adult manipulated this girl knowing full well she had problems. At the very least you have a civil case in which intent to harm could be a possibility.

True, the girl took her own life and there was more going on in her life than a stupid myspace page. But at the end of the day, you have a grown women bullying a 13 year old girl. That is messed up.

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Male 1,270
MILF
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Male 533
What a stupid bitch... ITS CALLED BLOCK CONTACT!!
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Male 5,620
I had to make an account to post on this one. The thing I noticed, they keep saying they say the fake boy dumped her after asking her about being mean to people, so she was mean to people? Doesn`t that make her just as guilty of the exact same thing?
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Male 645
Lol kk.
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Male 64
This doesn`t belong on a site relating to boredom.

However, what this is is called social darwinism. It`s weeding out the worthless (i.e. myspace users, reality T.V. fans, rednecks, and anyone else who serves no valid purpose in life)

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Male 4,004
In all seriousness.
About the charges. Okay so "It wasn`t illegal". Let`s turn this mother-fu*ker around a bit.

If a kid bullies a kid at school to the point where the kid commits suicide...does the bully go to Juvi? Unlikely. BUT. If a fu*king teacher does it...then where do you think the teacher would end up...my guess is a little more than just losing your job.

Like it or not, nothing you do on the internet is illegal, unless you like music...then you deserve jailtime you worthless scumbag.

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Male 4,004
Here`s what I think...
Megan`s mom...is a MILF... if Megan had not killed herself, we wouldn`t have gotten to know her mom`s hot.
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Female 469
I still think its a little odd that the parents allowed her to have a relationship with a 16 year old internet guy who she had never met or talked to...
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Male 1,348
I personally think the internet would be better off without myspace. But if it closed theres plenty of other social networking sites to take its place. So you can`t win.
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Male 438
she`s not even supposed to be on myspace, it said she`s 13 but you have to be 14 to register. She`s a stupid cow anyway
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Male 623
She was dumb... survival of the fittest. If that wouldn`t have done it then failing out of high school and getting pregnant at 16 would have.
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Male 376
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Male 317
This is disgusting, I hope the parents get what they deserve. Thank you HolyDiabl0.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=38825... style="font-weight: bold; color: " target="_blank" href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=3882520&page=1">This is Her Story...

Sadly disturbing...

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Male 317
"I feel like we`re not getting the whole story here, this chick had to have underlying issues not expressed to have killed herself over something so stupid."

I want the whole story, this is disturbing on many levels. Jokes only go so far for 13 year old girls, especially when they kill themselves. Can we get a link to the entire story please?

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Male 112
There is a back story in this link.Here
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Male 14
I bet this isn`t even real.
Those people are actors and it`s all a lie
by our government in bed with "Tom" to get us
all to use Myspace.

THE TOTALITARIAN GOVT. DOESN`T NEED TO FILL IN THEIR DATA ON YOU!
YOU DO IT FOR THEM!

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Male 629
Life lesson, don`t take anything bad you get on the internet.
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Male 317
Send as link. If that is true Ms. Lori Drew deserves a few charges depending on what she has caused....
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Female 458
Didn`t realize this was true.
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Male 376
that wasn`t hard. funny it wasn`t in the posted article. according to the ny times:

Lori Drew, an adult neighbor who lives four houses from the Meier family, said in a police report that she created the Josh Evans character to gain Megan’s trust and learn what Megan thought of Ms. Drew’s daughter, a former friend of Megan’s.

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Male 376
dumb thing to do, but hell, she was 13. seems to me like somebody should leak the names of the people down the street..
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Female 434
Okay....why is this on here, it`s not interesting and the article was written badly so it was a bitch to get through. So the idea is that this chick killed herself because some chick posed as her 16 year old boyfriend. I feel like we`re not getting the whole story here, this chick had to have underlying issues not expressed to have killed herself over something so stupid.
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Male 317
I think everyone who posted is an idiot. Realize this is a real person who killed herself because of her myspace account. Maybe she should`ve made it more colorful... :-D
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Male 407
Duh, Myspace leads to suicide.. Please. She an hero cause she wanted to. She wanted more friends :D
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Male 101
I just read it really quick, I understand bullying is common with kids. But aren`t you supposed to grow out of it before you start birthing other children....
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Male 19,882
Link: No Charges in MySpace Suicide Case [Rate Link] - No criminal charges filed against mother who sent cruel MySpace posts to 13-year-old girl before she committed suicide.
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