Michelle Carter, convicted in texting suicide case, is denied parole

Michelle Carter, convicted in texting suicide case, is denied parole

Michelle Carter, who as a teenager sent texts urging her then-boyfriend to die by suicide, has been denied parole by the Massachusetts Parole Board.

Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2017 after her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, died of carbon monoxide poisoning after locking himself in his truck in Massachusetts in 2014. Carter was 17 at the time of Roy’s death.

Carter began serving a 15-month jail sentence in February. She had been sentenced to 2 and a half years in jail with 15 months to be served and the rest suspended.

The parole board members said they were “troubled that Ms. Carter not only encouraged Mr. Conrad [Roy] to take his own life, she actively prevented others from intervening in his suicide. Ms. Carter’s self-serving statements and behavior, leading up to after his suicide, appear to be irrational and lacked sincerity.”

The board members said, “release does not meet the legal standard.”

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