Michelle Carter guilty of texts urging boyfriend’s suicide

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A Massachusetts judge has ruled that a woman who sent dozens of texts encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide is guilty of his death.

Michelle Carter, now 20, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for her messages to 18-year-old Conrad Roy urging him to kill himself.

He took his own life on 13 July 2014 by running a generator in his vehicle in a car park in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.

Carter, who could face up to 20 years in prison, sobbed in court… More at the BBC.

I am shocked by this verdict. Not sure why, but I am.

One thought on “Michelle Carter guilty of texts urging boyfriend’s suicide

  1. Don’t know that I’m shocked but I am surprised. On the other hand, she did contribute to his death, either directly or indirectly, although whether she directly caused it is debatable.

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