November 19, 2007

No Law Fits the Megan Meier Case? Really?




Take a close look at the Missouri Statute



Endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree, penalties.

568.045. 1. A person commits the crime of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree if:

(1) The person knowingly acts in a manner that creates a substantial risk to the life, body, or health of a child less than seventeen years old; or

(2) The person knowingly engages in sexual conduct with a person under the age of seventeen years over whom the person is a parent, guardian, or otherwise charged with the care and custody;

(3) The person knowingly encourages, aids or causes a child less than seventeen years of age to engage in any conduct which violates the provisions of chapter 195, RSMo;

(4) Such person enlists the aid, either through payment or coercion, of a person less than seventeen years of age to unlawfully manufacture, compound, produce, prepare, sell, transport, test or analyze amphetamine or methamphetamine or any of their analogues, or to obtain any material used to manufacture, compound, produce, prepare, test or analyze amphetamine or methamphetamine or any of their analogues; or

(5) Such person, in the presence of a person less than seventeen years of age or in a residence where a person less than seventeen years of age resides, unlawfully manufactures, or attempts to manufacture compounds, produces, prepares, sells, transports, tests or analyzes amphetamine or methamphetamine or any of their analogues.

2. Endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree is a class C felony unless the offense is committed as part of a ritual or ceremony, or except on a second or subsequent offense, in which case the crime is a class B felony.







14 comments:

Ronald P. said...

and that is just the Missouri 2nd degree murder statute... What about harassment? Child exploitation? Manslaughter?

Joyell said...

This was on the O'Reilly show last night. They had two attorneys on who said there is a law that just recently went into effect that can be used to charge the Lori Drew. They also said the Meiers should sue the Drews in Civil Court, that they would win, and the settlement would be huge.

Anonymous said...

yes, attorneys all over the country are challenging the assumption that no law applies. It would seem as though lori's friendship with the city council isn't hurting her, that's for sure.

Danny Vice said...

Joyell, case law is all about applying the laws on the books to the specifics of a crime. Laws do not generally describe a crime down to it's nuts and bolts. If it did, a Judge wouldn't be required to decide a case. a Jury wouldn't have to debate whether a law had been broken... Few cases are slam dunk cases where the proof rock solidly matches the exact text of legislation. The County Prosecutor's office says this is the first they have even seen the case. Major dropping of the ball here!

Anonymous said...

Curt D. & Lori J. Drew
269 Waterford Crystal Drive
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
(636) 272-2670

Curt’s Cell: 314-520-8688

(Lori’s Advertising Business)
Drew Advantage
2977 Highway K Ste 200, O Fallon, MO 63368-7862

Mr. Curt Drew
Sales Associate
Coldwell Banker Gundaker
2 CROSSROADS CENTER
O’FALLON, MO 63368
Office Phone: (636)379-8500
Fax: (636)379-2144

Lori’s Cell (314) 520-7916

Fighter2 said...

INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS looks to be on the books in Missouri:

http://www.answers.com/topic/intentional-infliction-of-emotional-distress

http://biotech.law.lsu.edu/Courses/tortsF01/IIEM.htm

And that could be extrapolated to second-degree MANSLAUGHTER.

BTW - We would like Lori Drew to give her plea to a judge as "Give it a rest."

Danny Vice said...

Fighter2 that's quite true. I'm willing to bet a good prosecutor could at least bring a motion under many different chapters of criminal law.

The State of Missouri knows it doesn't have to win every case. So why would St. Charles put the city in turmoil when a Judge can decide the case?

Fighter2 said...

Danny

This whole thing makes no sense. A full year and nothing was done about the Drews? but law enforcement allowed the Drews to file for property damage against the Meiers?

Talk about screwed up priorities.

Makes us wonder if the Drews don't have friends in high places.

Keep up the great work and let us know if we can help

Anonymous said...

Internet harassment using a false identity was and is already a federal felony under 47 USC 223, before this happened.

Excerpt: "Whoever...utilizes any device or software that can be used to originate telecommunications or other types of communications that are transmitted, in whole or in part, by the Internet... without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person... who receives the communications... shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."

Anonymous said...

If Megan Meier had been black—there would have been marches in the street. Apparently, Al Sharpton doesn't care about white people.

Anonymous said...

Here is a list of all the businesses that are clients of Lori Drew’s advertising agency. Feel free to contact them and let them know whether you will shop at a place that uses Lori Drew’s business - “The Drew Ad-Vantage”

Imo’s Pizza
2260 First Capitol Dr
Saint Charles, MO 63301
636-946-5040 or 636-281-4667

Slackers CD’s & Games
1313 Highway K
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-240-9237

Frank Leta Honda
500 Auto Mall Dr
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-336-5000

Tri-County Fence & Deck
1902 Service Rd
Wentzville, MO 63385
636-887-4030

McVicar the Trickster
(phone number only. This guy does kids birthday parties)
636-485-9803

Arcade Amusements Plus
11429 C Dorsett Rd
Bridgeton, MO 63044
314-401-9346

Kuhn’s Sports Cards and Collectibles
322 Fort Zumwalt Sq
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-978-8665

TW Glass, LLC
(No physical address. Email only: trevorw6366@yahoo.com)
314-852-3056

Divine Nails
132 Mexico Rd
Flint Hill, MO 63346
636-281-2800

Gulliver’s Travel
204B W Pitman St
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-379-2700

Michael-A’s Hair Studio
7825 Mexico Rd
Saint Peters, MO 63376
636-279-1999

Star Stamps & Coins
500 S 5th Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
636-949-2203

Monticello Dental Care
4122 Keaton Crossing Blvd
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-300-4280

Curb Appeal
838 Midpoint Dr
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-978-7588

Playtime Party Center
1225 Wentzville Pkwy
Wentzville, MO 63385
636-887-4244

A Pocketful of Toys
9987 Winghaven Blvd
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-561-3222

Air Comfort Service, Inc.
(No address listed.)
St. Charles, MO
636-866-0248

St. Charles Fence & Deck Co.
8485 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-240-4935

Custom Cleaning
211 Hughes Ln
Saint Charles, MO 63301
636-447-2299

The Vacuum Shop
380 Mid Rivers Mall Dr
Saint Peters, MO 63376
636-397-1566

Kirk’s Electric
1160 W Terra Ln
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-240-1661

Show Me Blinds & Shutters
2561 Abbydale Dr
Saint Charles, MO 63303
636-928-2872

Lawn Authority
1004 Donner Pass
St. Peters, MO 63376
636-928-5296

David Anslinger MD, Auriculo-Staple
199 Feise Rd
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-379-5934

Abilene’s Restaurant
275 North Service Rd
Wright City, MO 63390
636-745-7445

**St. Louis Decks & Home Improvement
Wentzville, MO 63385
http://www.stlhomeimpr…
636-359-0357
(WITHDREW THEIR ADVERTISING)

Patriot Sunrooms - St. Charles
1831 Scherer Pkwy
Saint Charles, MO 63303
636-916-1100

****Curt Drew (Gundaker) (Lori Drew’s husband)
2 Crossroads Plz
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-379-8500
(LOST HIS JOB!!!!!!)

Stefanina’s Pizzeria
8645 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
OFallon, MO 63366
636-272-3499

Leave it to Weaver Home & Commercial Improvements
304 Tcw Ct, O Fallon, MO 63366
http://www.leaveit2wea…
636-561-8424

Surface Sealers
314-565-6144

El Patron Mexican Restaurant
8600 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-281-8226

Seamus McDaniel’s
7434 Village Center Dr
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-561-8089

Philly Grill
2508 Highway K
O’Fallon, MO 63368-6625
636-379-8646

El Azteca Mexican Restaurant
4265 Keaton Crossing Blvd
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-300-1123

The Crooked Tree Coffee House
559 1 Capitol Dr
Saint Charles, MO 63301
636-669-5282

Max & Erma’s
2024 Mid Rivers Mall
Saint Peters, MO 63376
636-970-1900

Stumpy’s Barbeque
2924 Highway K
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-978-6889 or 636-939-3555

Cecil Whittaker’s Pizza
2968 Highway K
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-978-0001

Angelino’s Pizzeria
114 Triad Ctr W
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-272-3339

Great Wall Buffet and Grill
2867 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
Saint Charles, MO 63303
636-724-8555

Dairy Queen
2675 Highway K
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-240-0014

Talayna’s World Class Pizza
340 N Main St
Saint Charles, MO 63301
636-896-9447

JJ’s Restaurant
200 Fort Zumwalt Sq
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-978-1737

Noll’s Restaurant & Lounge
519 S Service Rd W
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-281-9228

Madison’s Caf
2974 Highway K
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-978-7355

Richbuilt Basements
1805 Everest Ave
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-978-3479

**Corgans Cleaning
Saint Peters, MO 63376
corganscleaning@charte…
636-940-8334
(WITHDREW THEIR ADVERTISING)

Anonymous said...

Federal laws do fit the Meier Case.
But no matter, Lori Drew is ruined.

Danny Vice said...

Really? So you feel there is no law to prevent an adult from engaging a child in a sexual conversation, luring him/her into a relationship, maintaining that relationship for 6 weeks under completely false pretenses and then exploiting that child's clinical depression for the adults own gain?

All of that is free and clear of every law on the books? None of those activities could even go before a Judge to decide?

I'd say it will be mighty hard to get Missouri tax payers to agree with all that, but we respect your opinion.

Joe said...

In this case, lori Drew should have IMMIDIATELY been arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter. this shows that this states Law Enforcement agency is corrupt, and the state should take into serious consideration the firing and replacement of every law enforcement officer involved in this case

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