Michelle Carter, now 22 years old, was recently the subject of a high-profile, controversial case referred to as the “Texting-Suicide” case. The then-teenaged girl urged her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to commit suicide via text message in 2014.
Ultimately, she was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter during a June 2017 trial. Following her conviction, Carter was sentenced to prison time in August of last year.
Roy’s family pushed for the maximum sentence, 20 years, while Carter’s family pleaded for probation. The judge ended up handing down a 2.5-year prison sentence with at least 15 months to be served, followed by a period of probation.
More than a year later, Carter’s case has emerged with shocking new developments. According to CBS News, Massachusetts' highest court heard the case on Thursday, October 4th in an attempt to get Carter’s guilty conviction appealed.
"We can all see from the text messages that Michelle Carter did not force Conrad Roy to kill himself," Carter’s attorney argued to the Supreme Judicial Court. "It was a tragic decision that he made."
A ruling is expected to be announced in the upcoming months. If the court does not rule in Carter’s favor, her attorneys are expected to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, reported CBS.
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