Saturday, June 17, 2017

US teenage lady is guilty of texts that led to her boyfriend's suicide

The sitting 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.

BBC report that, Conrad Roy took his own life on 13 July 2014 by running a generator in his vehicle in a car park in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.

Michelle Carter, who could face up to 20 years in prison, broke down in tears as the judge delivered his verdict.

The judge ruled that, Ms Carter encouraged her boyfriend to take his own life so she could seek attention as the "grieving girlfriend", the trial heard.

The case appears to set a legal precedent, as there is no Massachusetts law that criminalises telling a person to commit suicide.

Judge Lawrence Moniz said Ms Carter was guilty of "wanton and reckless conduct" by sending Mr Roy a message instructing him to get back in the truck, which he had exited as it filled with fumes.

He said: "She called no one and finally she did not issue a simple additional instruction, get out of the truck".

"THANKS FOR THE VERDICT!! It is serve as a deterrent for others out there," ojabeblog said.

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