Michelle Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter
The young Massachusetts woman accused of encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide through text messages was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter
Michelle Carter, 20, faces up to 20 years in prison.
Carter, was 17 when she persuaded Conrad Roy III, 18, to kill himself in July 2014, encouraged him to commit suicide in a series of texts and phone calls, prosecutors allege. Roy died when his pickup truck filled with carbon monoxide in a store parking lot in Fairhaven, Mass.
“It’s my fault,” Carter texted to her school friend, Samantha Boardman, two months after Roy’s death. “I could have stopped him but I told him to get back in the car.”
Two other friends said Carter had texted them stating she was on the phone with Roy as he died.
“I was talking on the phone with him when he killed himself... I heard him die,” Carter texted to another friend.
What kind of person tells her boyfriend to get back into the truck to kill himself.
“If this is the only way you think you’re gonna be happy, heaven will welcome you with open arms,” she wrote.
Ms. Carter said she would look like a “fool” if Mr. Roy did not kill himself. They talked at length about how he could kill himself with carbon monoxide. “If you emit 3200 ppm of it for five to ten mins you will die within a half hour,” she wrote. In the last days of his life, she told him repeatedly, “You just need to do it.”
Prosecutors said Ms. Carter had caused Mr. Roy’s death because she wanted the sympathy that would come to her as the “grieving girlfriend.” In a ploy to get attention from girls she admired, the prosecutors said, Ms. Carter erroneously told them that Mr. Roy was missing two days before he actually was. That Mr. Roy was still alive, they said, increased the pressure on Ms. Carter to make sure he would soon be dead.
“Every time he came up with an excuse not to do it, she kicked his feet out right from under him and told him why it didn’t matter, why he still needed to die,” Ms. Rayburn, an assistant district attorney, said during Tuesday’s closing statements.
Note, she pushed her boyfriend to kill himself, with texts and phone calls. She even sent texts to friends admitting it.
She knew what she was doing. How do we know this? With a text recovered that was sent to a friend “Sam they read my messages with him I’m done,” she wrote to one friend. “His family will hate me and I can go to jail.”
Sick twisted girl.