Michelle Carter, a 20- year old woman from Massachusetts has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter following the suicide of her boyfriend in July 2014.
Carter and Conrad Roy III had been in a relationship for three years. All throughout their relationship, they have only met once or twice. They met in 2012 in Florida and have maintained their communication by texting or online messaging despite living only an hour away from each other.
Carter at first offered help to Roy, but she later gave in to his plans of ending his life. She bombarded him with a lot of texts that contributed to his suicide.
There were times when she would tell him the ways he could kill himself.
“It’s okay, why haven’t you done it tho?”
She told him when the perfect timing to do “it” and why.
“Like in the day time…Yeah. Its less suspicious, you won’t think about it as much, and you’ll get it over with instead of waiting until the night”
How to do it.
“all you have to do is turn the generator on and you bee free and happy. No more pushing it off, no more waiting”
But despite all these, she also made him believe that she loved him.
“I would never leave you, you’re the love of my life, my boyfriend. You’re my heart, I’d never leave you”
That she would take care of his family for him.
“Conrad. I told you I’ll take care of them. Everyone will take care of them to make sure they won’t be alone and people will help them get thru it. We talked about this, they will be okay and accept it. People who commit suicide don’t think this much and they just do it”
There were times when he backed out of it.
“I’m in the worst pain right now. like it’s unbearable”
But she pushed him back in.
“I think it’s time to do it now then”
Michelle Carter as The Grieving Girlfriend
Wanting to play the part of the grieving girlfriend, she even texted some of her friends after the incident.
“He called me and I heard like muffled sounds and some type of motor running and it was like that for 20 mins and he wouldn’t answer. I think he killed himself.”
She also admitted that she was aware of what happened.
“His death is my fault like honestly I could have stopped him I was on the phone with him and he got out of the car because it was working and he got scared and I fucking told him to get back in *** because I knew he would do it all over again the next day and I couldnt have him live the way he was living anymore I couldnt do it I wouldnt let him. And therapy didnt help him and I wanted him to go to McLean with me when I went but he would go in the other department for his issues but he didnt wanna go because he said nothing they would do or say would help him or change the way he feels. So I like started giving up because nothing I did was helping and but I should of tried harder like I should of did more and its all my fault because I could of stopped him but I fucking didnt all I had to say was I love you dont do this one more time and hed still be here and he told me he would give me signs to know he is watching over me but I havent seen any and I just idk I’m sorry about this rant I just needed to get that off my chest and its finally all sinking in.”
Even though she is to face a 20-year maximum jail time, the court awarded her with only 15 months in prison and 5 years probationary period when released.
Source: Boston 25 News