Lucy D. Barker 6:13 p.m., May 23
The girl that killed herself from a phony friend on Myspace.
So, the other story that really got me bothered was this girl in Missouri that hung herself. She was 13. I had a classmate named Michael, that hung himself when he was a year younger.
What makes this story so odd, was that it happened when an adult living on the same street, created a fake Myspace account, to create a fictional boy to befriend her. The woman says she did this, to find out why this girl was fighting with her daughter.
As weird as that sounds, I don't have as much of a problem with that. It's kind of a technological update of parents reading their kids diaries -- them logging on with fake names and getting on their kids myspace accounts.
But, after six weeks of this, the woman then slams this kid, calling her all kinds of names before disappearing.
The girl goes and kills herself.
Now, they aren't releasing the name of this woman, to protect HER kids (I agree with that; they shouldn't be made fun of or in harms way because of her idiocy).
But, the authorities are saying there is nothing they can charge this woman with. And, if that's true, we really need to change some laws in this country.
If we can pass laws that you can't talk on your cell phone while driving, or smoke a cigarette in a building, or have a glass of wine on the beach...but an adult can play mind games with a minor....