A woman who convinced her boyfriend to kill himself has been arrested and charged to cut for involuntary manslaughter.
A 20-year-old US woman, whose boyfriend took his own life nearly three years ago, has gone on trial for allegedly urging him to kill himself. Michelle Carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter for her role in the suicide of Conrad Roy III.
Prosecutors allege Ms Carter drove the Massachusetts 18-year-old to his death to attract sympathy. She has asked a judge to rule on the case, rather than a jury of her peers.
“You need to do it, Conrad,” Ms Carter texted him on the morning of 12 July, according to records presented by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.
“You’re ready and prepared. All you have to do is turn the generator on and you will be free and happy,” she wrote.
She told him in another message: “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.”
As he expressed doubts, she kept pushing.
“I thought you wanted to do this. The time is right and you’re ready … just do it babe,” she said.
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