Court upholds Michelle Carter’s guilt in suicide-by-text case
The Massachusetts woman who taunted her teenage boyfriend via text into killing himself will spend 15 months in prison, the state’s top court ruled Wednesday in batting down her appeal.
Michelle Carter, 22, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter last year for pressuring her beau Conrad Roy III into inhaling car fumes until he died. She appealed the conviction, but the Massachusetts Supreme Court shot her down.
“The evidence against the defendant proved that, by her wanton or reckless conduct, she caused the victim’s death by suicide,” Justice Scott Kafker wrote in the state high court ruling.