Michelle Carter, who impressed by her boyfriend to kill himself through text messages, was charged with spontaneous slaying and given a 2.5-year sentence. Carter had been dating boyfriend Conrad Roy for three years, during which he had attempted suicide in the past.
On the day he died, Carter continuously texted Roy and talked to him on the phone, saying things like, “You said you were gonna do it. Like I don’t get why you aren’t. So I guess you aren’t gonna do it then. All that for nothing.” When Roy expressed doubts, Carter talked him out of them and told him to “get back in the car” when he left it. Finally Roy passed away of carbon monoxide poisoning in his car on July 13th, 2014.
The judge governed that Carter was guilty because she told Roy to go back into the car even though she knew it was an hazardous environment, and she didn’t inform his family or paramedics About his intentions. The reason behind Carter’s actions remains ambiguous even though the pursuit argued that she wanted attention from peers as a “grieving girlfriend.”
After the death of Roy, Carter sent text messages to friends and Roy’s family, expressing shock and grief about his death and wishing that she had been able to do more to prevent it.
At the time of Roy’s death she was 17 years old,Carter was charged as a youthful criminal an intermediary stage between juvenile court and adult court.