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This is my first hearing about this story. So sad.

What is wrong with people?!

I'm glad it's going to trial
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BOSTON (AP) — A teenager who sent her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to take his own life and telling him to "get back in" a truck filled with carbon monoxide fumes must stand trial for involuntary manslaughter, the state's highest court ruled Friday.

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Friday that a grand jury had probable cause to indict Michelle Carter, then 17, in the 2014 death of Carter Roy III, 18.

Carter's lawyer had argued that her texts were free speech protected by the First Amendment and didn't cause Roy to kill himself.

But the court, in a strongly worded decision, said the grand jury heard evidence suggesting that Carter engaged in a "systematic campaign of coercion" that targeted Roy's insecurities and that her instruction to "get back in" his truck in the final moments of his life was a "direct, causal link" to his death...........

The case drew national attention after transcripts of text messages Carter sent to Roy were released publicly, showing her urging him to follow through on his plan to kill himself and chastising him when he expressed doubts.

"I thought you wanted to do this. The time is right and you're ready, you just need to do it!" Carter wrote in one message.

"You can't think about it. You just have to do it. You said you were gonna do it. Like I don't get why you aren't," she wrote in another message...........

Court OKs trial for girl who texted boyfriend urging suicide
 

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What bothers me in this is that even while she knew that he was in the middle of the action of actually trying to kill himself, she didn't report it to anyone. That alone is worthy of consequences, IMO.
 

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Now I am not saying that she looks like the type of girl that would watch a guy bleed out without dialing 911, but she totally looks like the type of girl that would watch a guy bleed out without dialing 911.
just bc she has 80s hair
all the girls were like that in the 80s
 
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Easy to poke fun, but she obviously has severe personal issues as well from reading the story. No victory here for justice (although I agree with the need for prosecution) or sanity imho. There's just no good answer I think.
 

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just bc she has 80s hair
all the girls were like that in the 80s
I dunno...looks like she has those helter skelter eyes to me
My wife gives my that look fairly often. Its as if she is weighing the satisfaction of disemboweling me versus the cleanup after
 
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I didn’t realize she was out during the appeals I assumed she started serving after the conviction
 

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