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Juror didn't think Drew expected teen's death


New York – A juror in the trial of Lori Drew said she didn't feel that Drew expected the teenage victim would harm herself after being subjected to a hoax.

But the girl's mother said Drew deserves whatever penalty she receives.

In a landmark trial, the 49-year-old O'Fallon woman was convicted in Los Angeles last week on misdemeanor federal charges of accessing computers without authorization.

Prosecutors said Drew and two others created a fictitious teenage boy on MySpace and sent flirtatious messages from him to 13-year-old neighbor Megan Meier.

The "boy" dumped Megan in 2006, and she hanged herself.

Jury forewoman Valentina Kunasz told NBC's "Today" show Monday that she did not believe that Drew expected Megan to kill herself, even though Drew knew about the girl's depression.

Megan's mother, Tina Meier, said Drew "knew what was going on" and allowed it to continue.

Meier said she was disappointed that Drew was not convicted of additional charges.