Wednesday, November 28, 2007

This just gives me the creeps

There is a story out of the St. Louis area about a distraught 13-year old girl who comitted suicide after being "dumped" online by a "boy" who she had met online but never in person: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/28/us/28hoax.html?_r=1&oref=slogin. Except.........it turns out that the "boy" was no boy; "he" was the 47-year old mother of a former friend of the dead girl, Megan Meier, who was trying to get back at Meier. Some revenge, huh? The mom is not being charged with any crimes, but has received threats from around the world for what she did.

What would motivate a person to do something like this? I have kids, and they have been hurt by their supposed friends. I would never contemplate doing something this cruel, and cruel is the best word to describe it. I hope that this woman doesn't get another night of peaceful sleep the rest of her life.

2 comments:

The Contentious Centrist said...

A nightmarish frightening story. Think of the amount of malice it takes to do something like that. I can't believe there is no law that would cover a grownup person purposefully linking to a neighbour's child with an intent to harm them.

serket said...

I've heard there is a harassment of a minor law, but supposedly the FBI decided nothing could be done about this.