Woman Charged in College Boyfriend's Suicide

Alexander Urtula jumped to his death the morning of his Boston College graduation
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2019 2:34 PM CDT
Alexander Urtula was slated to graduate on the morning of his death.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Alexander Urtula was due to graduate from Boston College at 10am on May 20. But by 8:30 that morning, he was dead by suicide. Now, his girlfriend has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with his death. The New York Times reports the 22-year-old biology major jumped from the top of a parking garage in Roxbury, Mass., on what was to be his graduation day. Prosecutors allege Inyoung You, his 21-year-old girlfriend, had for 18 months been physically, verbally, and psychologically abusive. The details:

  • Prosecutors say there are witnesses to the abuse from the college and Urtula's family, that the abuse was documented in Urtula's journal, and that in the two months before his death You sent him 47,000 text messages in which she suggested he should kill himself or die thousands of times, per the Boston Herald. She also allegedly wrote that the "world would be better without him."

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