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Woman Charged in Beau's Suicide Shares 'Stop' Texts

Prosecutors say she also told him to take his life 'hundreds of times'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2019 8:16 AM CST
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Alexander Urtula and Inyoung You   (Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

(Newser) – Text messages released in the case of a 21-year-old woman accused of pushing her college boyfriend to suicide show she apparently asked him to "stop." Prosecutors say Inyoung You was not only present when 22-year-old Alexander Urtula jumped from a parking garage on the morning of his Boston College graduation but encouraged him to take his own life "hundreds of times" in the two months leading up to the May 20 death. In what are said to be their final text messages, released by the PR firm representing her and obtained by the Boston Globe, You begins by grilling Urtula about where he's been and who he's seen. "I'm not talking to anyone. I won't ever again. I'm happy I got to spend my last night with you. I love you inyoung until my last breath," he replies, before adding he's "far away on a tall place" and "leaving everyone."

"WHAT SRE YOU [expletive] DOING. IF U [expletive] LOVE ME STOP. IF U EVER [expletive] LOVED ME STOP," You responds. She told Urtula to stop "many more times in more than 100 texts she sent after he stopped responding," per CNN. "I'm begging you please," she adds, per the Globe. "Please why can't we have our forever and always." A rep for the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office says it won't comment on the case "beyond what is stated in court," per CNN. You withdrew from classes at Boston College before returning to her native South Korea following Urtula's death but is back in the US to be arraigned on an involuntary manslaughter charge on Friday, per CBS Boston. (Read more suicide stories.)

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