Drew's lawyer asks for dismissal of conviction

Motion says it was improper to convict in MySpace suicide law based on computer fraud statute.
Written by Richard Koman, Contributor

Lori Drew's attorney asked a federal court to dismiss her conviction in the suicide death of Megan Meier, claiming the U.S. attorney improperly used a computer fraud law to convict her, AP reports.

There's no word on when the judge will rule on the request but sentencing is currently scheduled for April 30. In arguing for dismissal, defense attorney Orrin Kerr told the court:

The question here is: What is the proper reading of the statute? Reading the law, there is insufficient evidence to find someone guilty of a misdemeanor.

If the judge granted the request, he would set aside the jury's verdict and enter an acquittal as a matter of law. That, Megan's mother, Tina Meier, said would

absolutely be horrendous for all parties involved and a huge disservice to the jurors. …It's been a long road, and the judge has had plenty of time to make decisions before now.

Drew faces up to three years in prison and a $300,000 fine for her misdemeanor conviction.

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