Skip to comments.'My Space' hoax ends with suicide of Dardenne Prairie teen
Posted on 11/14/2007 11:06:54 AM PST by Clintons Are White Trash
His name was Josh Evans. He was 16 years old. And he was hot.
"Mom! Mom! Mom! Look at him!" Tina Meier recalls her daughter saying.
Josh had contacted Megan Meier through her MySpace page and wanted to be added as a friend.Yes, he's cute, Tina Meier told her daughter. "Do you know who he is?"
(Excerpt) Read more at suburbanjournals.stltoday.com ...
Took a lot of scrolling down and skimming to find out what happened....I’m still not 100 percent sure.
Does anyone here really believe the adults who did this show any remorse?
They are ultimately responsible for allowing their daughter to have the MySpace account in the first place,
-But they monitored her use and checked up on content, and gave real-time advice on the issues. This is way more than 99.8 percent of parents do, I don’t think they were being irresponsible. The child did not have the password, had to ask for access.
True, they did not realize that they were faced with a team- a team!- of malicious adults but that’s way beyond normal.
The Meirs continue to make bad choices. They are stupid not to file a civil lawsuit and stupid not to allow it to be well known in their neighborhood exactly what their neighbors did to them and their daughter.
They were also stupid to allow their thirteen year old daughter have a myspace account, and since they did, to not make it clear to their daughter that people and what they type on myspace are not real. That it’s an imaginary world where anyone can say and be anything and anybody they want. If she had been older she might have understood that. I hate to say it, but the Meirs are stupid and they raised a stupid daughter.
Those adults who created the account are really sick. I also feel really sorry for the other teenage girl, who wrote one of the messages - she was told it was OK, but now she’ll have to live the realisation that she was lied to and because of that she was involved in causing the suicide of another girl.
I hate myspace. I used to have an account, but I don’t remember whether or not I deleted it. However, I do remember that I stopped using it because of all the stupid drama that was going on (ie, OMG I’m SOOO depressed because nobody’s said anything about my new picture! ahhh, I’m going to post some nasty and untrue he-said-she-said stuff to get more attention because the virtual world isn’t focused on me right now!), a few major technical issues that annoyed me to no end, and the now inescapable spam.
I can’t believe what I just read! That is totally evil!
actually it is very normal. Myspace is packed with vermin who spend all day trying to mess with people and gossiping, telling lies behind each others backs. It’s how they get their kicks.
Teenage girls can be cruel enough, but to add the experience of an adult makes for potent harrassment.
This story leaves me deeply troubled, and I think back to my own daughter’s struggles with her MySpace experiences.
Goldberg said that the reason the media doesn't report on this is because they have their own latchkey kids.
Uh huh... the Violence Against Women Act (or some such title, that one doesn't seem quite right). IIRC, it extended the federal anti-stalking statutes to e-mail/internet.
The "adults" that perpetrated this could conceivably be in deep shiite.
This is absolutely infuriating. If this was my kid, you’d hear about me on the news. The adults involved are pure evil. Satan will have a special place in hell for them when they die.
In the meantime, I don’t know why the parents won’t pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. It won’t bring their daughter back but a big fat judgment against these pieces of crap parents would send a message to the next losers who think of doing such a thing.
“I’m sorry, Mr. and Mrs. ____, you human race membership card has been revoked.”
We have had the cyber crimes unit of the state police at our school and parish a couple of time. I would not be surprised if some of this activity was not a crime.
I think the gist of it is that a mother, daughter and a temp worker created a fake myspace account in the persona of a “cute boy” to lure in and harass a neighbor girl who had problems with depression until the neighbor girl hung herself. The police can’t figure out any criminal charges to fit such an account, so the three got away without so much as a slap on the wrist.
I wish I could capture that video for a Sunday School class.
Thanks for posting this. I got the link in an email yesterday and it just made me ill.
Megan’s parents were neither stupid nor naive, and certainly Megan wasn’t stupid.
” Your honor... they needed killin’”
The immaturity of the adults, all involved, is astounding. There’s the horrific immaturity of the parents of the so-called friend of the poor girl, then there’s the poor girl’s own parents whose reaction was to tear up the foosball table and dump it on the other family’s lawn.
It shouldn’t have been the foosball table they tore up.
Some people are rotten to each other. The anonymity of the electronic medium is what some people use to hide their identity so no one will know how rotten they are. The internet is not the problem. Myspace is not the problem. It’s the downright complete inner corruption of some people. Rotten and disgusting, hateful people.
Home schooling looks better and better all the time.
I got all teared up and a little emotional reading that.
How very sad and tragic.
She violated a moral law. A bunch of them. Bore false witness, for starters.
Where have all the adults gone? Did someone take them away and leave only older teenagers in their place?
I continue to be astonished at the puerile behavior of adults in this age. They never grow up.
“sweet sixteen forever!”
The family (particularly the mother) down the street who perpetrated this fraud are obviously very sick sociopaths.
The FBI needs to charge them with something - this “family”, in effect, murdered Megan. The victim’s family also MUST file a civil suit against the “family down the street”. Hopefully the victim’s mother will grow a spine.
I haven’t read all the posts, has anyone come up with their name yet?
Its bad enough how cruel children and young adults can be to one another. Adults getting in on the action is totally unacceptable. Many parents really need to focus less on being friends with their children and put more effort into proper guidance.
Just because there is not a law on point to punish the adults who committed these despicable acts does not mean you shrug your shoulders and go about your business. First you let the system work, then, if it fails...well, let’s just say you want me on your jury. Do not rely on the government to take care of you and your family under any circumstances.
The only reason not to act would be if you have other children to raise, but I did not see mention of them. But, I can certainly hold a grudge until they are on their own. Meanwhile, I’d use those years to legally transfer assets out of my name so that I’d be judgment proof. I’m patient and some crimes have no statute of limitations.
Alternatively, the article mentioned some “helpful” friends and family members. Perhaps the parents get an anonymous letter in the mail to go to the police station at a certain time...and so they do. Who knows what might happen while the parents are innocently at the station turning over the letter to detectives...establishing their alibi.
And, I won’t argue with anyone who says my comments are wrong, immoral, un-Christian, anything you want to call me, I’ll agree. My only response...don’t mess with my children.
.....For any adult to do this to any child is just plain wrong....
My take is they are covering for their daughter.
I am going to have my 15-year old son read this article this evening.
I have both Myspace and a Facebook pages. They are very handy for checking up on my twenty-something kids, as well as my 16 year old niece and other teens in the community I’m concerned about. But these all must be pretty good kids because I haven’t witnessed any of this kind of drama.
Of course I have to maintain a low profile to maintain my cover.
There’s an awful lot of smutty garbage on MySpace that they don’t seem willing to want to control.
PLATO? Hey I typed my French homework on PLATO in the Foreign Language building (right near those really stinky ginko trees).
What was this mother thinking allowing her 13-year-old daughter to “add” a hot!16-year-old guy that she didn’t know to her account?
Hmm, are these the evil neighbors?
Curt and Lori Drew of O’Fallon, MO?
God bless that poor child.
Anyone want to bet on how long it will take for this to show up on an episode of Law and Order?
>> I havent read all the posts, has anyone come up with their name yet? <<
That was a disgusting thing to do to somebody. Makes me sick to my stomach. Poor Megan.
“It’s hard to believe someone isn’t legally responsible for what happened to this girl.”
Do you mean someone other than the parents?
Thanks, but I beat you to it by a nonosecond. LOL.
It never ceases to amaze me what scum walks the earth.
BTW, anyone want their phone number?
it’s a long article but I read enough to find out it was adults that played this trick on this girl. Unbelievable.
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