20 Y.O. Who Urged BF To Commit Suicide Via TXT Found Guilty Of Manslaughter

CONTENT WARNING: The following article discusses suicide.

The 20-year-old woman who pushed her then-boyfriend to commit suicide in a string of harrowing text messages has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter by a US court.
Michelle Carter now faces up to 20 years in jail for her role in the death of Conrad Roy III, who took his own life in July 2014.
Massachusetts juvenile court judge Lawrence Moniz stated that Carter was “mindful” of the carbon monoxide fumes that were accumulating inside Roy’s pickup truck, yet instructed and encouraged the troubled teen to get back inside the vehicle.
As Moniz told the court:

“She is mindful that the process in the truck will take approximately 15 minutes.”

“Instructing Mr. Roy to get back in the truck constituted wanton and reckless conduct, creating a situation where there’s a high degree of likelihood that substantial harm would result.”

Judge Moniz also asserted that Carter took no action to help Roy by either calling his family or police, despite knowing both his plan and his location.

“She did not issue a simple additional instruction: Get out of the truck.”

Carter was also banned from contacting Roy’s family, and was instructed to not apply for – or obtain – a passport ahead of her sentencing hearing.

During the trial, the court heard the horrific and extremely bleak exchange of text messages Carter allegedly sent to Roy, urging and pushing him to end his own life, some of which included:

“You can’t think about it. You just have to do it. You said you were gonna do it. Like I don’t get why you aren’t.”

“I thought you really wanted to die but apparently you don’t. I feel played and just stupid.”

“I still don’t think ur gonna do this so you have to prove me wrong.”

Carter also allegedly texted Roy telling him to “get back in” to his car prior to his death, after he reportedly texted her expressing hesitancy and worry.

She is scheduled to be sentenced on August 3rd. The court did not revoke her bail as part of today’s verdict.

Source: NY Post.
Photo: Boston Globe/Getty.

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