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Michelle Carter found GUILTY of Involuntary manslaughter in
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:42am
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the Conrad Roy III "murder trial" where she TOLD him to get back into the deadly vehicle to complete his suicide attempt...


NO DOUBT she is guilty of something... Instructing a suicidal person to get back into the vehicle to die this time, in spite of him getting out to save himself, is "wanton & reckless conduct" that was willful behavior that resulted in the death of the troubled young man...


If you haven't kept up with the trial, PLEASE DO NOT WEIGH IN until you HAVE learned the details of the situation...


Briefly, the young man had attempted suicide MANY times. Each time, he "rescued himself" before completing the act... THIS TIME, she convinced him to get BACK in the car instead of telling someone who would HELP him... or trying to help him herself... She was found responsible because of that reckless behavior via her texts, phone calls, emails, etc. to both him and to others about the situation AS IT WAS HAPPENING and complete failure to HELP her friend who clearly did NOT want to die as evidenced by his getting out of the car to seek fresh air, the same as he did when he took pills & called for help, tried to drown himself and sought air, etc. The PATTERN and his actions in seeking to save himself prior to her convincing him to DO IT proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt that SHE was responsible for pushing him into completing the act, even listening to him cry, cough, and express regrets as he was dying... That she was 30 miles away doesn't make any difference as she was talking to him on the phone and exchanging text messages where she convinced him to go through with it... FAILURE TO ACT is the principle cited... When he got out of the truck to save himself, she could have called police, his family, his friends, ANYONE, but she chose to tell him to get back in the truck instead and PUSHED him to go through with his suicide ... That she KNEW that her behavior was highly likely to result in his death and did so in writing nailed her.


The judge also cited a 200 year old MA case where a convict in a jail convinced another convict, who was scheduled to be publicly hung within hours, to hang himself in his cell. That convict was ALSO convicted of involuntary manslaughter for what he did, REGARDLESS of the fact that the dead man was going to be executed in a matter of hours... He cited that case because the fact that Conrad Roy MIGHT have succeeded in a subsequent suicide is irrelevant because, as long as a person is alive, regardless of what MIGHT happen down the road, there is hope that they will survive, making his potential likelihood of a successful suicide irrelevant.


She was a minor who was under the influence of medications, "involuntarily intoxicated" by the prescription medication, and struggling with her own severe mental health issues, which may affect the sentencing factors... She essentially believed that she was HELPING her friend escape his pain rather than essentially dooming him when he clearly wanted to survive it... This case has affected the likelihood of passing specific laws against encouraging someone to kill themselves... It appears that this case has now made it likely that it will soon become a SPECIFIC CRIME in MA...


Your thoughts, assuming you have done independent investigation into the matter or kept up with the details of the trial... Right now, it's "breaking news" so information will NOT be difficult to find...