In 2017, Michelle Carter was sentenced to one year in prison for the unintentional murder of a guy who committed suicide. But the woman filed an appeal during which, she could not be imprisoned. For two years, Carter received a new charge for text messages that provoked the guy to commit suicide. The judge said that the woman’s actions led to the death of Conrad Roy III.
Her lawyer said she could not be imprisoned while the case was being transferred to the U.S. Supreme Court. The lawyer also said that Michelle Carter was not guilty and she receives the help of psychiatrists. But the judge stated that the girl should go to prison immediately.
According to USA TODAY, the woman hid all emotions during the meeting. Witnesses also suggested that she was under the action of pills.
“Finally, justice triumphed and this criminal would go to prison. Our family is sure that she killed our Roy. She deliberately sent these messages and made him suicide,” Roy’s aunt said.
"This legal struggle will continue as we are not going to stop. We will appeal again and again," Carter's lawyer Joe Cataldo said.
Conrad Roy III made a suicide at the age of 18, in one of the districts of Fairhaven, Massachusetts. The incident happened in July 2014. All specialists who are struggling with teen suicides paid attention to the death of Roy III. The couple had depression and tried to fight it. Carter said that the guy tried to commit suicide earlier. Their relationship was only in the form of messages and emails. After the incident, the investigators got access to all the texts and found out that Michelle Carter tried to make the guy suicide several times. Roy said he had to change plans, but the girl insisted on suicide.
"Are you a wimp? You will never live free. Do it, if you are not a wimp," Carter said in the last message.
After that, the guy filled the truck with a carbon monoxide and called the girl. Carter ordered Roy not to leave the truck and take a deep breath.
"The woman had to call the guy's parents or ask him to leave the truck. Instead, she made the guy sit in the car and breathe carbon monoxide," the judge said.
Later, Carter's lawyer said investigators did not have enough evidence to accuse the woman of unintentional murder.
- Michelle Carter was charged with text messages that made her boyfriend commit suicide