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Worst Person on the Internet Pleads Not Guilty

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Lori Drew, the Missouri mom whose heinous MySpace prank ended when a 13-year-old girl hanged herself in her closet after being spurned by a fictitious boy who was actually Drew, has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to inflict emotional distress. The 49-year-old Drew, whom Radar crowned "The Worst Person on the Internet" after the full extent of her involvement in the death of young Meghan Meier was discovered, faces up to five years in prison for each of the four counts she is being charged with. The trial, scheduled for July 29, will take place in California, where MySpace is located.

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