Mother of Dead Teen Speaks Out on Michelle Carter

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Although the judge made a point of saying he did not credit a defense psychiatrist's contention that Carter, who was treated for depression and anorexia, was "involuntarily intoxicated" by an anti-depressant she was taking, he could give her mental health history more weight in deciding her sentence, said Rosanna Cavallaro, a law professor at Suffolk University. He was found dead the next day in his truck due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Before Roy killed himself, a series of text messages were exchanged between him and Michelle Carter.

Judge Moniz seized on those three words. She did this when she instructed Roy to return to his truck and finish carrying out his suicide despite him stating that he was having second thoughts about doing so.

Under Massachusetts law, "reckless" or "wanton" conduct that poses a high risk of substantial harm constitutes involuntary manslaughter.

"The judge didn't consider that enough to say, 'You're not guilty, ' but he might consider that important in determining how much time she ought to spend in jail", Cavallaro said.

TAUNTON, Massachusetts- For a case that had played out in thousands of text messages, what made Michelle Carter's behavior a crime, a judge concluded, came in a single phone call.

Roy was 18, he was an adult; Carter was not there.

After this, Michelle Carter grew more intense and barraged Conrad Roy with text messages over the next nine days.

He said Carter, then 17, had a duty to call someone for help when she knew Roy was attempting suicide.

While he was on vacation with his family Carter texted him: "Hang yourself, jump off a building, stab yourself I don't know there's a lot of ways". He said Carter initially tried to talk Roy out of it and urged him to get professional help, but eventually went along with his plan.

Justice has been served to the family of Conrad Roy III, who killed himself in 2014. Who is Michelle Carter?

By exiting the vehicle, Moniz said Roy "breaks the chain of self-causation".

"She did nothing", the judge said at the hearing. "He takes himself out of that toxic environment that it has become". It was in 2014 that Conrad showed intentions of killing himself and got depressed. "I bet you're gonna say an excuse like that". "I mean, you're about to die", she told him.

During one of their texts, Carter told Roy, "I thought you wanted to do this. The time is right and you're ready. just do it babe".

Will this week's verdict signal a new precedent that emboldens the courts to hold bullies and cyberbullies accountable for their actions? She'll remain out on bail until her sentencing August 3rd, when she faces up to 20 years in prison. We hope verdict will bring some closure.

Friday's verdict has already begun raising First Amendment questions about the government's imprisoning people exclusively for words that lead to someone's death.

Lynn also said that she doesn't think Carter has a "conscience".

The case has set a legal precedent as there is no law in MA which makes telling a person to commit suicide a crime.

He called the death of Roy "a awful tragedy" but added that no law makes it a crime to encourage, or even persuade, someone to commit suicide.

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