Michelle Carter To Serve 15-Month Sentence Immediately In Texting Suicide Case
A judge ordered a young woman to begin serving her 15-month prison sentence for encouraging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself.
Michelle Carter, 22, appeared in Taunton Trial Court on Monday afternoon for a hearing to consider prosecutors’ request. Before her appearance, the Supreme Judicial Court denied an emergency motion filed by her lawyer asking for an extended stay of her sentence.
The Plainville woman was convicted in June 2017 for encouraging her suicidal boyfriend Conrad Roy to kill himself in 2014. A judge found that Carter caused Roy’s death when she told him to “get back in” his truck as it was filling with carbon monoxide in Fairhaven.
The judge allowed Carter to remain free while she appealed in state court, but Massachusetts’ highest court upheld her conviction last week.
Lawyers for Carter have said they plan to appeal to the US Supreme Court, claiming she wasn’t responsible for Roy’s suicide.
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