LOS ANGELES – A defense attorney for a Missouri mother involved with her daugther in an Internet hoax on another 13-year-old girl who subsequently committed suicide says a presentencing report recommends probation for his client.
Lawyer Dean Steward said in court documents filed on Sunday that probation officials also suggested Lori Drew pay a $5,000 fine in addition to probation.
Prosecutors declined to comment but will likely file a response before Drew's scheduled sentencing on May 18.
Drew was convicted in November of three misdemeanor counts of accessing computers without authorization.
Prosecutors say 13-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in 2006 after reading a MySpace posting that the world would be better off without her. They say Drew violated the site's service rules by helping create a fictitious teen boy and sending messages in his name to Meier.