Lori Drew sent no Web messages to girl who later committed suicide, lawyer says:
First, let me apologize for being a day behind the actual news. Unfortunately, that’s due to the demands my real life makes of me. Anyway, let’s get on to Lori Drew’s first real day in court yesterday.
In his opening statement, Drew’s attorney claimed Drew’s innocence because she did not read MySpace’s TOS. He also claimed that Drew had little to no or connection to the plot to humiliate Megan Meier and placed the blame squarely on 18-year-old Ashley Grills. Grills admitted to sending the last message to Megan Meier that said the world would be better off without her. Grills has been given immunity for her testimony.
The U.S. attorney, on the other hand, noted how flippant Drew had been in the wake of Megan Meier’s suicide.
When asked by someone how she could show up at the girl’s wake, Drew said, “It’s not like I pulled the trigger,” O’Brien said.
She told another woman that she didn’t feel “that bad” because of a prior suicide attempt, O’Brien said.
Megan Meier’s mother, Tina Meier, testified and her testimony included details of Megan’s suicide.
After the testimony was over Drew’s attorney called for a mistrial because of the details of Megan’s suicide saying that this is not a murder trial. The judge basically said you should have objected when you could have.
2 thoughts on “Day 1 of Lori Drew trial”
I fear it won’t stick because they’re bringing up the suicide, but my hope is that this piece of trash spends at least a little time behind bars.
The suicide has nothing to do with what Drew is charged with, which is computer misuse. I think Drew has a crappy lawyer. She should fire her attorney and ask for a retrial.