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Conrad Roy's 'Thrilled' Grandpa Demands Michelle Carter Get 'Maximum' Sentence

Conrad Roy's 'Thrilled' Grandpa Demands Michelle Carter Get 'Maximum' Sentence

Carter broke into tears as Judge Lawrence Moniz began to read his decision.

Prosecutors have accused Carter of wanting the sympathy and attention that came with being the "grieving girlfriend". Carter's defense team tried to argue that Roy was suicidal for years before committing the act, and likely would have taken his own life regardless of Carter's help.

Michelle Carter, now 20, was convicted in Bristol Juvenile Court in a case that could have broad implications for how prosecutors and judges address criminal intent in the age of instant communication and ubiquitous social media engagement. My goal in life is to one day write a Batman screenplay.

Three years ago, in July of 2014, Roy hooked up a hose to his truck that pumped carbon monoxide into the cab. "The Commonwealth has proven that said conduct caused the death of Mr. Roy".

"I am not going to sleep until you are in the vehicle with the generator on", she wrote in one text.

"You open up the door to a direction where words now can amount to weapons, this is absolutely all new territory", Harnais said. This court further finds that the commonwealth has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that you are a youthful offender and you are judged so at this time. They also say she told Roy to "get back in" his truck after he became frightened and got out.

A woman accused of convincing her boyfriend to commit suicide has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter by an MA judge.

Carter Roy III
Carter Roy III

In several texts revealed in court, the then 17-year-old told him: "You can't think about it".

Moniz then indicated Carter seems to have known the gravity of the situation as she indicated to her friends in messages and conversations.

"Miss Carter had reason to know that Mr. Roy had followed her instruction and placed himself in the toxic environment of that truck", Moniz said from the bench. She was ordered to not contact members of Roy's family and to surrender her passport.

Her case is now a cautionary tale in the era of cyberbullying, a dark example that bullying text messages from one disturbed teen to another can, indeed, have very real, very serious effects that can constitute criminal activity.

At one point, Conrad - who detailed his struggle with anxiety and depression in a video prior to his suicide - got out of his auto, but his girlfriend pushed him into getting back in.

He said Roy had a history of depression, which involved a previous suicide attempt and was wholly responsible for his own death.

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