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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Verdict Rendering

A Massachusetts judge on Friday was set to render a verdict on whether a teenager’s text messages to her boyfriend urging his 2014 suicide amounted to manslaughter, a court official said.
Michelle Carter, now 20, is accused of involuntary manslaughter for sending a series of texts to her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy, urging him to kill himself, which he did by running a generator in his truck as he sat in a parking lot in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, about 60 miles (96 km) south of Boston.
A judge found a Massachusetts woman guilty Friday of involuntary manslaughter in the suicide of her boyfriend.
Michelle Carter, now 20, sent 18-year-old Conrad Roy III hundreds of text messages before he killed himself in July 2014 by inhaling carbon monoxide in his pickup truck, reported CNN.
Many of those messages encouraged Roy to take his own life, and prosecutors argued that she berated the vulnerable young man after he developed second thoughts about suicide.
She encouraged Roy to get back into his truck at one point, and she listened by phone to his last breaths.
Prosecutors argued that Carter used her boyfriend’s suicide to get the attention from her friends.

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