Michelle Carter Sentence of 2.5 Years is Stayed She’s Headed HOME
No Jail Time! She’s Free to Go Home!
Michelle Carter, who as a teenager sent texts urging her then-boyfriend to commit suicide, was sentenced today to 2.5 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter.
Conrad Roy III was 18 when he died in July 2014 of carbon monoxide poisoning after locking himself in his truck in Massachusetts.
Carter, now 20, who was Roy’s girlfriend at the time of his death, went on trial this year, and the prosecution argued that Carter, then 17, was reckless and caused his death by telling Roy to get back in the car even though they say he didn’t want to die. The defense claimed that Carter had previously tried to talk Roy out of harming himself, pointing to one conversation where Roy told Carter he regretted dragging her into his plans to kill himself.
The prosecution today asked Judge Lawrence Moniz to sentence Carter to 7 to 12 years in prison.
“She ended his life to better her own,” the prosecution said, adding that Carter has not accepted responsibility for her actions.
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