Michelle Carter

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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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