MySpace Trick Gone Wrong Yields No Charges

In September of last year, a 13-year-old girl was contacted through MySpace by someone claiming to be a teenage boy named Josh Evans. The two corresponded for a month, but then the tone of their exchanges switched, and "Evans" accused the girl of treating her friends poorly, and told her that he wanted to end their friendship. A day later, the girl hanged herself. Eventually it came out that an older neighbor was posing as Josh Evans to learn what she thought of another girl. Yesterday, the local police department announced that no charges will be filed, provoking outrage from the victim's family.—Gregory Mone