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Felony Charge Against Lori Drew Dropped

If you’re not familiar with the name Lori Drew, we’re pretty sure you know about her case. She’s the Missouri woman convicted of cyber-bullying a teenage girl, who later hanged herself. Although Drew was convicted on Nov. 26 of harassing 13-year-old Megan Meier, a U.S. attorney in Los Angeles has dropped the felony conspiracy charge. A federal jury was unable to reach a verdict on the felony charge, so it was removed. That same jury convicted Drew on three counts of accessing a computer without authorization, which are all misdemeanors. The conviction holds a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a $300,000 fine, but federal guidelines could let Drew off with probation. Drew, rather fittingly, is on our list of “The 10 Worst People of 2008.” [UPI.com] Keep reading »

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