ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) -- A 41-year-old Missouri woman has been found not guilty of cyber harassment in the first trial under a new state law.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a St. Charles County jury deliberated for just two hours Thursday before finding Elizabeth Thrasher not guilty of felony harassment.
Prosecutors alleged Thrasher, of St. Peters, posted a 17-year-old girl's personal information and photos on Craigslist in retaliation for a dispute she had with the girl.
Witnesses testified that the girl, who is now 19, was the daughter of a woman who in 2009 was the girlfriend of Thrasher's ex-husband.
Defense attorney Mike Kielty contended Thrasher was standing up for her daughters and used information that was already available on the Internet.
Thrasher said after the trial she was glad she was going to get her life back.
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