A teenage girl Michelle Carter in Massachusetts, USA is facing involuntary manslaughter after it was discovered that she persuaded her boyfriend to commit suicide. Her boyfriend Conrad Roy was found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning at a Kmart parking lot in 2014. Roy’s mom said earlier that day Roy was constantly distracted by his phone.
Investigation revealed hundreds of messages on Roy’s phone from Carter that encouraged and persuaded him to take his own life. Some of the messages read, “When you get back from the beach you’ve gotta go do it. You’re ready. You’re determined. It’s the best time to do it,” and “If you want it as bad as you say you do it’s time to do it today.” Roy and Carter met each other through their families and both suffered from mental health challenges.
Prosecutors are going after the fact that Carter often pushed Roy towards the discussion of suicide despite him not bringing up the topic. One such conversations is as follows:
Roy: How was your day?
Carter: When are you doing it? … 🙂 My day was okay. How was yours?
Carter: That’s great. What did you do?
Roy: Ended up going to work for a little bit and then just looked stuff up.
Carter: When are you gonna do it? Stop ignoring the question. ????
Carter however messaged Roy’s mother after his death telling her she had tried her best to save Roy’s life. She also twitted on National Suicide Awareness Day about how she loved and missed Roy. Carter’s lawyer Joseph P Cataldo said in an interview that Carter initially tried to help Roy but towards the end started to encourage him for suicide.