Massachusetts high court upholds Michelle Carter’s conviction for texts encouraging boyfriend’s suicide

The Massachusetts Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction of a woman, who encouraged her boyfriend’s suicide through text messages.

Michelle Carter will have to serve 15 months behind bars for the 2017 conviction that held her responsible for the July 2014, suicide of Conrad Roy III,18.

“The evidence against the defendant proved that, by her wanton or reckless conduct, she caused the victim’s death by suicide,” according to the high court opinion.

“Her conviction of involuntary manslaughter as a youthful offender is not legally or constitutionally infirm. The judgment is therefore affirmed.” more

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