A Teen Will Face Trial For Encouraging Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself
She's facing manslaughter charges for a string of text messages she sent leading up to his suicide.By Samantha Crook | July 1, 2016
A teenager from Massachusetts will stand trial on manslaughter charges for sending her boyfriend a string of text messages encouraging him to kill himself.
In the summer of 2014, then-17-year-old Michelle Carter communicated with her boyfriend, Conrad Roy, leading up to and during his suicide. Eighteen-year-old Roy was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in a pickup truck.
According to a text Carter later sent to a friend, Roy actually got out of the truck at one point out of fear, and she told him to get back in. She wrote: "I knew he would do it all over again the next day and I couldn't have him live the way he was living anymore."