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No charges in MySpace suicide case

Megan Meier
(handout via UPI)
Megan Meier


St. Charles, MO – The St. Charles County prosecutor said Monday he will not file criminal charges in the case of the teenage girl who committed suicide after being bullied on the Internet.

County Prosecutor Jack Banas announced his decision at a news conference in the case of Megan Meier, the 13-year-old from Dardenne Prairie who hanged herself last year.

Megan's parents said her suicide was the result of harassment via her My Space web page.

Her parents said an adult neighbor created a teenage boy who pretended to be interested in Megan before he began bullying her.

The neighbors admitted to police that they created the account.

The prosecutor's office has been investigating whether any laws were broken or charges could be filed.