Judge Finds Michelle Carter Guilty of Manslaughter in Texting Suicide Case

(CNN) — In a case that hinged largely on a teenage couple’s intimate text messages, Michelle Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter Friday in the 2014 death of her boyfriend, who poisoned himself by inhaling carbon monoxide in his pickup truck, a Massachusetts judge ruled.

Carter’s own words — preserved in hundreds of text messages presented as evidence over six days of testimony — helped seal her conviction in the death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III, Bristol County Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz said during a 15-minute explanation of his rationale.

“She admits in … texts that she did nothing: She did not call the police or Mr. Roy’s family” after hearing his last breaths during a phone call, Moniz said. “And, finally, she did not issue a simple additional instruction: Get out of the truck.”

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Secularism essentially teaches children to die. Secularism is a meaningless. Man has meaning only in God. The West survived so far by having the noble Christian legacy in distant memories; God alone knows how much more time is left for the planet. It’s a sheer tragedy to see anything Post-christian. There is no meaning whatsoever in prospering by ruining children’s life. Animals have a better life than that. America should return to God to obtain life. The only way to life. Jesus is the Life. John ch.13-17.

    • Michael C

      I know it’s possible that English isn’t your first language but I don’t think the word “secular” means what you think it does. One can be devoutly religious yet still believe in secularism.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Until the 1970’s. Not anymore. (Before you were born, USA was a normal, the most noble nation.) We are seeing the whole purpose – the ultimate destination – of secularism and humanism again. Now Western secularism pushes blasphemy and homosexuality and pedophilia and death. Unacceptable to any moral humans, not just to Christians.

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        she is absolutely correct ……….

        • April J

          She makes absolutely no sense. Trying to follow her train of thought makes my brain hurt. Also, I’m sure she only reads the headlines and then launches into pushing her own agenda. A thoughtful discussion of the contents of the article would be a lot more tolerable than statements like “teaches children to die.” What kind of nonsense is that even.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “statements like “teaches children to die.” What kind of nonsense is that even.”

            Isa 28:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

            when people make a covenant with death …… tell me ….. what does that look like ….. and how do you figure they do not teach that to their children and to anyone else foolish enough to listen ……..

            look ….. Grace is a sister in Christ ….. and while she may not say things in a way that makes it easy to get her point ….. she is for the most part theologically correct ……..

  • PilgrimGirl

    Such a sad story. My heart breaks, particularly for his family.