5.16.2008

MySpace faker indicted

As a follow-up to this post from last November, read this.

The short story is:
A Missouri mom was indicted Thursday for her alleged role in the death of a teen who killed herself over a failed Internet romance that turned out to be a hoax.
This 49-year-old woman set up a fake MySpace page, pretending to be a teenage boy, so she could make a thirteen-year-old girl feel loved, with the intention of then turning really mean and hurting the thirteen-year-old emotionally. It wasn't just this woman, but more than one adult and some kids who came up with this. A group of people conspired to make this thirteen-year-old girl miserable, and some of this group were grown adults--parents, with teenagers of their own.

Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with people? I don't usually curse on this blog, but I think that this bit is extremely curse-worthy:
The indictment does not allege that Drew sent the final message telling Meier the world would be a better place without her. Instead, it blames her unnamed co-conspirators, who authorities have previously said include a teenage girl.
Emphasis mine.

1 comment:

katrina said...

This is not explainable. I do think one aspect of it, though, is an extension of "helicopter parenting." If parents want to fight all their kids' battles for them (telling off teachers who dare to discipline them and coaches who won't give them enough playing time, etc.), why not get involved in their social lives as well? I hope the prosecution of this woman acts as a deterrent to future psychos.