Regarding the 'hacking' you mention, the article doesn't mention which computers she accessed without authority does it? (maybe the young teens or friends?). Or is that simply the result of breaking the MySpace T&C's when creating the account which would therefore mean she didn't have proper authority to use their network (a bit of a stretch I agree, but legally I guess they feel they have the right, however...)
She premeditatedly created an account and persistently used it to reach one purpose, build up a fictional relationship and then cause as much emotional hurt and damage as possible, which in turn carries a risk of the dire consequence we see here.
As a note on my stance, one of my friends mates topped himself after years of sustained abuse and bullying, people knew of it, but hadn't realized it was so serious, slightly different I know as years of abuse can grind anyone down. Same result though.
One message, this is not acceptable online or anywhere.
Good luck to MySpace.
PS. If MySpace would also remove itself off the web entirely later I'd be grateful, along with all these other waste of space sites of a similar ilk. kthnx