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Sentencing scheduled for Mo. mom in MySpace hoax

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Missouri mother is facing sentencing for
her role in a MySpace hoax directed at a 13-year-old neighbor girl
who later killed herself.
Lori Drew could get up to three years in prison if she's
sentenced in a Los Angeles courtroom today after being convicted in
November on three misdemeanor counts of accessing computers without
But a defense motion to dismiss the convictions has received a
lengthy review from U.S. District Judge George Wu, who delayed
Drew's sentencing in May to review the testimony of two prosecution
Drew's case has drawn much attention as the nation's first
cyberbullying trial.
Prosecutors say Drew helped create a fictitious teen boy and
sent flirtatious messages to Megan Meier on the social networking

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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