Michelle Carter Found Guilty Of Involuntary Manslaughter

Michelle Carter Found Guilty Of Involuntary Manslaughter

Michelle Carter Found Guilty Of Involuntary Manslaughter

When Roy got out of his truck and called Carter to express his fears, the defendant ordered him to get back in and listened to his painful death.

The victim's aunt Rebecca Maki added that the Roy family is "pleased with the outcome". "Finally, she did not issue a simple additional instruction [to Roy]: 'Get out of the truck'".

Sobs broke out throughout the courtroom when the verdict was announced.

Carter could be sentenced 20 years for involuntary manslaughter.

A statement from Martin W. Healy, chief legal counsel to the Massachusetts Bar Association, seemed to support Moniz's decision, saying that Carter's fate "was sealed through the use of her own words".

The sensational trial in Taunton offered a window into teen depression and suicide through text messages and Facebook communications.

Roy filled his pickup truck with carbon monoxide in a store parking lot and when he excited the vehicle, Carter told him to "get back in", prosecutors said.

The night before Roy was found, Carter texted "I thought you wanted to do this".

Carter's defense attorney, Joseph Cataldo, argued that Roy was suicidal and would have gone through with his plan without Carter's urging, though at one point he told her he "didn't want to die".

Commenting on their late son's girlfriend, Roy's mother said: "I don't believe she has a conscience".

It is not clear when the judge will issue his verdict.

A twisted teen temptress who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself via text messages has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. It was Carter's insistence that he get back in the truck. During the trial, the prosecution showed dozens of text messages to Roy telling him to kill himself.

What do you think of Michelle Carter's conviction? "You just need to do it like you did last time and not think about it and just do it babe".

"It's a new day and age, your honor, and the phones that we have now allow you to be virtually present with somebody", Rayburn said. "Like I don't get why you aren't", Carter wrote.

Prosecutors argued that Carter contributed to Roy's death in the hopes of receiving positive attention from friends. Roy and Carter had been in contact with each while he died.

Moniz said Carter's initial text messages pressuring Roy to kill himself were not enough to find her guilty.

In the Judge's ruling, he outlined that it was both Carter's actions and inaction which led to her guilty verdict.

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