Michelle Carter

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She's a 'Model Inmate.' The Parole Board Wasn't Swayed

Michelle Carter, who encouraged her BF to kill himself, sent back to Massachusetts prison

(Newser) - Michelle Carter , behind bars for involuntary manslaughter after she encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself, was hoping to get out of prison early. The 22-year-old appeared before a Massachusetts parole board Thursday to make her case, but BuzzFeed News reports that her request was denied. Carter has served 7... More »

Woman in 'Suicide by Text' Case Goes Before Parole Board

Decision on Michelle Carter's case not expected Thursday

(Newser) - Michelle Carter has served seven months of her 15-month jail sentence for involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 death of her boyfriend , and on Thursday she appeared before the state parole board seeking early release. No decision was expected Thursday, the Boston Globe reports, and the AP notes it's not... More »

There's an Odd Connection to Glee in Suicide Text Case

Some of Michelle Carter's texts were dialogue from the show

(Newser) - Michelle Carter's "words alone" shouldn't be to blame for the death of Conrad Roy, who killed himself in 2014 after a then-17-year-old Carter sent him texts encouraging him to do so. That's the argument her lawyers are making in trying to get her case reviewed by... More »

She Told Boyfriend to Die. Now She Wants to Go to Supreme Court

Michelle Carter's lawyers say her 'words alone' shouldn't make her liable for Conrad Roy's death

(Newser) - Michelle Carter's "words alone" shouldn't be to blame for the death of Conrad Roy. That's the premise her legal team is pushing in a new petition asking the Supreme Court to review her case in her quest to get her involuntary manslaughter conviction overturned, BuzzFeed... More »

5 Years After 'Texting Suicide,' Michelle Carter Jailed

Lawyers weren't able to keep her sentence at bay any longer

(Newser) - A Massachusetts woman who sent her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself was jailed Monday on an involuntary manslaughter conviction nearly five years after he died in a truck filled with toxic gas, the AP reports. Michelle Carter was sentenced to 15 months in... More »

'Texting Suicide' Case Could End Up at Supreme Court

Massachusetts' highest court just rejected Michelle Carter's appeal

(Newser) - The "texting suicide" case made it all the way to the highest level of Massachusetts' judicial system—but the state's top court upheld Michelle Carter's conviction Wednesday. Carter, now 22, was convicted of manslaughter after urging her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to kill himself in 2014, when... More »

'Suicide-by-Text' Case Is Back in Court

Attorney says Michelle Carter was 'misguided,' but not guilty of manslaughter

(Newser) - The attorney for a woman who, as a teen, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide told the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday that his client was "trying to help another troubled teen with a very difficult mental-health situation" the Boston Herald reports.... More »

High Court Could Revisit 'Texting Suicide' Case

Michelle Carter's new attorneys say her "unprecedented" involuntary murder conviction was unlawful

(Newser) - Attorneys for the Massachusetts woman who stood trial for pressuring her on-again off-again boyfriend into suicide while they were teens want her involuntary manslaughter conviction overturned. Michelle Carter's new team of lawyers, who are petitioning the state's highest court, said last month that the case against the now... More »

She Knew He Was Dead—and Called Him 28 Times

Getting inside the mind of Michelle Carter

(Newser) - What Michelle Carter texted to Conrad Roy III is well known : The Massachusetts teens' communications, obtained by police after Roy's suicide, filled 317 pages. Many of them, particularly the ones in which Carter seemingly encouraged Roy to take his life, were read in court during Carter's involuntary manslaughter... More »

Michelle Carter Sued for $4.2M by Victim's Mom

Carter encouraged boyfriend via texts to commit suicide

(Newser) - The mother of a teenager who killed himself has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Massachusetts woman convicted of manslaughter for encouraging him to take his own life, the AP reports. Lynn Roy is seeking $4.2 million in lost future wages for her son Conrad Roy III. The... More »

Amanda Knox Weighs In on Sentence in Suicide Texts Case

Says Michelle Carter needs our 'sympathy,' not a stint behind bars

(Newser) - Michelle Carter will serve 15 months in prison for her role in boyfriend Conrad Roy's suicide, but one high-profile person who herself has known the inside of a jail cell says incarceration isn't what Carter needs. Amanda Knox, who spent four years in an Italian prison before she... More »

Woman Who Sent Texts Urging Boyfriend's Suicide Sentenced

Michelle Carter gets 15 months in jail

(Newser) - A woman who encouraged her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in dozens of text messages and told him to "get back in" a truck filled with toxic gas was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter, the AP reports. Michelle Carter was convicted in June by... More »

Guilty Verdict in Teen 'Suicide-by-Text' Case

Judge finds Michelle Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter

(Newser) - The woman who urged her boyfriend to kill himself when they were both teenagers is guilty of involuntary manslaughter. A juvenile court judge convicted Michelle Carter Friday in the death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III, the AP reports. Carter, now 20, was 17 when she sent dozens of text messages... More »

Teen in 'Suicide-by-Text' Case 'Enmeshed in Delusion': Doctor

Psychiatrist testifies she was 'involuntarily intoxicated' by antidepressant

(Newser) - A young woman charged with sending her boyfriend text messages encouraging him to kill himself was a "very troubled youngster" who eventually went along with his plan to take his own life, a psychiatrist testified for the defense Monday. Michelle Carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2014... More »

She Prodded Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself. He Did.

Michelle Carter's involuntary manslaughter trial began Tuesday

(Newser) - Conrad Roy III's method of death has long been established: The 18-year-old killed himself via carbon monoxide poisoning in 2014. What will be determined in a Taunton, Mass., courtroom is whether his death was the result of his girlfriend's prodding. The AP reports Michelle Carter's involuntary manslaughter... More »

Time Might Be Running Out in 'Suicide-by-Text' Case

There's a chance prosecutors will need to put Michelle Carter on trial by Aug. 11

(Newser) - Time could be running out for Massachusetts prosecutors seeking to put a teenager on trial for encouraging her boyfriend to take his own life by sending him dozens of text messages and telling him to "get back in" a truck filled with carbon monoxide fumes, the AP reports. Michelle... More »

New Texts Surface From 'Suicide-by-Text' Teen

Judge dismisses plea to drop charges against Michelle Carter

(Newser) - It looks like Michelle Carter will be tried for allegedly encouraging her friend to commit suicide in a Massachusetts parking lot last July. A judge refused to dismiss involuntary manslaughter charges against Carter, 18, in a court ruling on Tuesday, though her lawyer says he'll appeal, reports the Sun ... More »

Case of Teen Prodded to Kill Himself Recalls 1816 Trial

George Bowen was charged with 'murder by counseling' centuries ago

(Newser) - Encouraging someone to kill himself is horrific, but being charged for it is not new, at least not in Massachusetts. The Boston Globe resurrects a nearly 200-year-old case that it sees as having parallels with that of Michelle Carter, 18, who allegedly pressured her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to commit... More »

Prosecutors: Teen Who Encouraged Boyfriend's Suicide Sent These Texts

Prosecutors release texts to support manslaughter charge

(Newser) - "You can't think about it," 17-year-old Michelle Carter allegedly texted her boyfriend the day he killed himself. "You just have to do it. You said you were gonna do it. Like I don't get why you aren't." After Carter's defense team asked... More »

Cops: Teen Urged Friend to Kill Himself—and He Did

Michelle Carter has been charged with involuntary manslaughter

(Newser) - The sad story of one teen's suicide is turning into a bizarre criminal case for another. Police say Michelle Carter egged on friend Conrad Roy to kill himself—even when he seemed to change his mind at the last minute—because she wanted the sympathy and attention of others,... More »

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