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Fine, probation recommended in MySpace suicide case

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Megan Meier (handout)
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By AP/KWMU

Los Angeles – A pre-sentence report recommends probation and a $5,000 fine for Lori Drew.
In November, a federal jury convicted her of three misdemeanors linked to the online harassment of Megan Meier, a suburban St. Louis teenager who committed suicide.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Lori Drew's lawyer, Dean Steward, filed a brief yesterday, which revealed the recommendation.

Drew's sentencing is scheduled for May 18 in Los Angeles where the social networking site MySpace is based. In the filing, Steward asked the convictions be dismissed.

Officials said 13-year-old Megan Meier hanged herself in 2006 after reading a MySpace posting that the world would be better off without her.

The posting came from a fictional account created by Drew and others. The charges did not allege that Drew was responsible for Megan's death.

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