Michelle Carter Found Guilty Of Involuntary Manslaughter

Jay Jacobs
June 25, 2017

Twenty-year-old Michelle Carter was found guilty Friday of involuntary manslaughter in connection to the July 2014 death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III.

Cataldo said Carter became "overwhelmed" by Roy's suicidal thinking after she initially tried to talk him out of it and urged him to get professional help.

The mother also said in the interview that she didn't believe Carter had a conscience or a moral compass because of the role she played in Conrad Roy Jr.'s suicide.

Another Massachusetts defense lawyer, J. Drew Segadelli, applauded the judge for his "careful consideration" of Carter's damning text message to Roy to "get back in the" vehicle.

Michelle, now 20, was 17 when she sent Conrad series of text messages, urging him to take his own life. She was 17 at the time of her boyfriend's death.

Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz handed down the verdict after a nonjury trial, during which prosecutors argued that Carter's messages and Snapchats to Roy caused his death.

While Roy took "significant actions of his own" to take his own life, Carter's instruction to get back in the truck constituted wanton and reckless conduct, the judge said.

She is scheduled to be sentenced on August 3rd.

Moniz said that Carter's "conduct caused the death of Mr. Roy".

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Flynn told the court that after Carter told Roy to return to his auto, she then listened to him "as he cried out in pain and died" and did not contact his police or family for help.

Moniz said Carter put Roy in a "toxic environment" and had a self-created duty to him. Roy's body was found inside his pickup truck sitting in a store parking lot full of carbon monoxide.

Reporter Jess Bidgood tweeted that conditions set for Carter's bail include a halt on social media: "No texting, no Facebook, no snapchat".

According to Bristol Assistant District Attorney Maryclare Flynn, Carter had asked Roy more than 40 times when he was going to commit suicide.

“I thought you wanted to do this. During this time, she will not be allowed to leave MA without a judge's permission.

Roy has also attempted suicide previously, the judge noted. "You may be seated, that verdict is now recorded and it is in writing as well".

"This conviction exceeds the limits of our criminal laws and violates free speech protections". You need to do it like you did last time and not think about it and just do it babe.

Another said, "All you have to do is turn on the generator and you will be free and happy".

"There is no law in MA making it a crime to encourage someone, or even to persuade someone, to commit suicide", Segal added.

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