Woman Accused Of Encouraging Boyfriend's Suicide Guilty Of Manslaughter

The woman accused of texting her high school boyfriend dozens of texts messages encouraging him to commit suicide has been found guilty.   

A Bristol, Massachusetts, juvenile court judge found Michelle Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the 2014 death of her then high school boyfriend Conrad Roy. Carter, then 17, cajoled Roy to kill himself in July 2014 with a series of texts and phone calls, prosecutors allege.

 "She called no one and finally she did not issue a simple additional instruction -- get out of the truck," Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz says.

Roy died of carbon monoxide poisoning after locking himself in his car.

Carter and Roy met in Florida in 2012 while visiting relatives. Their relationship largely consisted of text messages and emails.

She is now facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter. Carter cried as the judge read the verdict. 

Carter now faces up to 20 years in prison when she's sentenced on Aug. 3.

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