Woman on trial for 'encouraging' boyfriend to kill himself

Judge will decide fate in Michelle Carter trial

Michelle Carter admitted to a friend that she told Conrad Roy to get back in his vehicle during a suicide attempt in 2014, according to a text message revealed in court Wednesday.

Carter's trial is expected to raise the question of whether a person can be charged with someone else's death if they weren't there.

But Ellikan says the toughest task facing the defense is to change the perception of Michelle Carter.

An American girl forced her boyfriend to end his life so that she could become "the grieving girlfriend", prosecutors have found out. She said she did not know Carter well, and was surprised when the then-17-year-old Carter began texting her without being invited by Eithier to do so.

Mr Roy killed himself in July 2014 and prosecutor Maryclare Flynn said Carter, now 20, wanted the sympathy and attention that would come with being the "grieving girlfriend".

Carter's attorneys will likely argue the Plainville woman broke no law and was exercising her right to free speech. I already have a therapist. "What I think is going to be significant, at least in the facts of this case, is that this was repeated, lengthy electronic communications between two young people". "I'm the only one he told things too. I stayed on the phone for like 20! mins and that's all I heard".

Carter was given the choice to have a jury trial, but she waived that right, which gives a judge the ability to decide on her fate.

Carter allegedly texted him several times. They both later played on the same softball team.

"Stop telling me how wonderful & lovely I am. attractive girls get invited to parties. I am alone all the time". It's all my fault because I could have stopped him but I (expletive) didn't. On the day he died, she went to the beach with Conrad and his sisters, Roy testified. Opening statements begin on Tuesday morning. "I have all these flashback thoughts of when I was talking to him on the phone when he killed himself and I just think about hearing his cries and I just panic and have like panic attack from it, every time I see a auto alone in a parking lot i get freaking out and anxious". He graduated from high school in 2014 and was making plans for the future, she said.

Another gripping text comes from the day Roy died. According to the AP, she testified that he showed no signs he meant to harm himself. The pair reportedly discussed Roy's plans to die by suicide, and spoke on the phone before Roy was found dead in his truck. Lynn Roy casually asked if he'd be back for dinner.

"I knew he was a little depressed but I thought he was doing great", Lynn said.

It was the last time she saw her son alive. "She used Conrad as a pawn in her sick game of life and death". "I'm just so confused like you were so ready and determined", she said. "But he had his mind set on taking his life".

Carter's defense attorney, Joseph Cataldo, argued that Roy's death was a suicide, tragic and sad.

Prosecutor Maryclare Flynn told Carter's manslaughter trial that Roy was sitting in his pick-up vehicle in the auto park of a store in July 2014 as the truck filled with carbon monoxide. "No more waiting." Court documents also allege that when Roy - who had a history of mental illness and had previously attempted suicide - got out of the truck because he was "scared", during the suicide attempt Carter texted him to "get back in".

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