June 17, 2021

Michelle Carter, who urged boyfriend’s suicide, loses Supreme Court appeal

Michelle Carter’s appeal appeared on a list on Monday titled “Certiorari Denied,” which means the high court won’t review those cases.

Carter, now 23, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after Conrad Roy III took his life in a Kmart parking lot in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Sentenced as an adult, she was given 15 months in prison.

Roy was 18 and Carter was 17 on July 12, 2014, the evening when he called her and talked of killing himself. At one point, he appeared to have second thoughts and she commanded him to “get back in” his carbon monoxide-filled pickup truck.

The phone call wasn’t recorded, and the judge relied on a text Carter sent her friend in which she admitted she told Roy to get back in the truck. In text messages sent in the days leading up to Roy’s death, Carter also encouraged him to follow through with his suicide plan, Massachusetts courts found.

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