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Sentencing postponed in MySpace suicide case

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  • Lori Drew, 49, was convicted of three misdemeanors in November
  • Her sentencing, originally scheduled for Monday, is moved to July 2
  • Drew posed as teenage boy on MySpace and feigned interest Megan Meier
  • The girl later committed suicide after being spurned by the "boy" online
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LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- A federal judge has postponed the sentencing of a Missouri woman in the case of a teenager who committed suicide after she was criticized on the social networking Web site

In November, Lori Drew, 49, of O'Fallon, Missouri, was convicted of three misdemeanors counts of accessing protected computers without authorization to obtain information to inflict emotional distress on Meier.

Her sentencing, originally scheduled for Monday, was moved to July 2, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office, without elaboration.

Drew had been accused of fraudulently using the MySpace site to pose as a teenage boy who feigned romantic interest Megan Meier, a friend of Drew's daughter.

Meier committed suicide after the "boy" spurned her, at one point telling her the world would be a better place without her, according to prosecutors.

Drew was indicted in May 2008. The trial was held in Los Angeles, California, because that's where MySpace is based.

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