Did Michelle Carter’s text messages assist in her than boyfriend’s suicide?
That question is why Michelle Carter is on trial in Boston for, the 2014 suicide of her 18-year old boyfriend Conrad Roy, III.
The many many text messages tells the story, but is it enough to convict her if she wasn’t physically there?
In one text message, Conrad is telling his girlfriend that he’s scared and she replies with, “Get back in.”
Michelle was referring to Conrad’s truck, the truck he died in an the truck he was found dead in inside a Kmart parking lot.
His girlfriend knew that Conrad battled depression and suicidal tendencies, but she encouraged him to continue with his suicide plans and to complete his task and he did because he died of carbon monoxide from his truck.
The prosecution has strong evidence against Michelle like her text message that said, “You’re finally going to be happy in heaven. No more pain. It’s okay to be scared and it’s normal. I mean, you’re about to die.”
And when Conrad showed more fear about it Michelle said, “So I guess you aren’t gonna do it then, all that for nothing… I’m just so confused like you were so ready and determined.”
And then she encouraged him to do it “now” because it was early enough that where people were asleep and he would have no obstacles to stop him.
“Just go somewhere in your truck,” Michelle texted. “And no one’s really out right now because it’s an awkward time.”
And she didn’t stop there because Michelle then said, “I thought you wanted to do this. This time is right and you’re ready… just do it babe.”
She said the magic words because shortly after that Conrad went through with his plans and killed himself.
With that knowledge, Michelle texted a friend saying, “I helped ease him into it and told him it was okay… I could’ve easily stopped him or called the police but I didn’t.”
In 2015 Michelle was indicted and her legal team appealed it and took her case to the Supreme Court. The ruling on her was that could stand trial and that she was going to go to trial on her role in Conrad’s death. Michelle could face up to 20 years in prison for assisting him in his suicide.
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