Michelle Carter Sentenced to 2.5 Years For Involuntary Manslaughter in Text Suicide Case

August 3, 2017
OAN Newsroom

A Massachusetts woman is sentenced to two and a half years behind bars for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide via text message.

Michelle Carter will be eligible for supervised probation after 15 months.

If she violates probation at any point before august 2022 she will be required to serve the remainder of her sentence.

During Thursday’s sentencing the judge said Carter’s age or level of maturity did not have an impact on her actions.

He made his ruling after hearing from several of Conrad Roy III’s family members.

Carter, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, was 17-years-old when she encouraged her 18-year-old boyfriend to follow through with his suicide through a series of texts.

With her defense attorney Joseph Cataldo at left, Michelle Carter listens to her sentencing for involuntary manslaughter for encouraging 18-year-old Conrad Roy III to kill himself in July 2014. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. She was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter. (Matt West/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)

  • Marty Kirkpatrick

    How did she pull that off? Was the guy mental? Apparently, he must have wanted to do it..I don’t know the answer to this…my son AND his friend were convicted of manslaughter when a girl died from an overdose she took of oxycontin prescription..prescribed to her by county coroner…seems a bit skewed is all I am saying. 2 1/2 yrs. in the pen for them also.

  • Jam Jenes

    That’s what I’ve been saying.

    There was no crime.

    I hope this conviction gets overturned.

  • rambo jones

    One can only hope “karma” pays her a visit and quickly!

  • Bobby Green

    Guess it pays to do crimes in Massachusetts. Involuntary manslaughter is only worth 2.5 years? I don’t know where “involuntary” comes from after reading all her email replies.

    • rambo jones

      Exactly what i was thinking.

  • come and take it

    holy eyebrows, batman!!!

  • R A.

    What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
    I’d say it’s way past time she get a taste of her own medicine.

  • B&B

    Doesn’t anybody remember Dr. Jack Kevorkian? He was known as the, “Assisted Suicide Doctor” whom helped terminally ill patients. It’s ok to euthanize animals, but not humans that are suffering?
    I’ve seen terminally ill people and people who were severely depressed. The terminally ill people there was No amount of pain medication to help them, you just have to watch them suffer until their last breath. Depressed people can get help and with proper medication, they can go on with a normal, non painful life.
    Dr. Kevorkian got convicted of 2nd degree murder and served 8 years of a 10-25 year prison sentence.
    She should thank her lucky stars she got off with such little time.

    • Jam Jenes

      Kevorkian actually helped people die, grammar nazi.

      All she did was talk to her boyfriend.

      • B&B

        Talked him into it. Depressed people can be helped, terminally ill people can’t be helped! She’s a POS and deserves more than what she’s getting.
        Guess you’d want her giving your son the same advice if he’s ever in that position, hey? Good For You!

        • Jam Jenes

          She did nothing wrong. Nothing has been said about him being a ret&shyard. So she didn’t take advantage of someone who didn’t have the intelligence to not know better. He knew what he was doing.

          You can try to justify it anyway you want. It won’t change the fact that he killed himself. She wasn’t even there.

      • B&B

        Yes he did because they couldn’t be helped. She should have sought help and prevented him from doing so. Depression is curable.
        And so much for helping you about the edit button on your “What” IQ post below. A “grammar nazi” is the only card you can play instead of correcting your error so that you don’t look like an Idgit?!?!? Says a lot about your IQ!

    • tedlv

      “He was known as the, “Assisted Suicide Doctor” whom helped terminally ill patients.”

      “Whom helped”? Where did you learn English? “Whom” is the object of a preposition. There is no prepositional phrase in that sentence. Learn English!

      • B&B

        I know that and it was a typo. I corrected the error-Thanks for pointing that out.

  • Jed55

    This poor boys parents must be devastated. The sentence sucks. Not only is their boy dead, but in my opinion this selfish little witch killed him. I could’ve had a different take on the whole situation if when he got out of the car because he got scared she’d just told him to call it off, but this devil told him to get back in the car. I can’t even stand to look at this sickening thing.

    • B&B

      Why didn’t she call somebody for help? With Friends like her, who needs enemies?

  • Kody M.

    when i was bout 11 yrs’ old i left a toy on the oven n it got hot n melted the face a bit n thats kinda what this michel girl looks like

  • Jam Jenes

    What to know who has a room temperature IQ?

    Just look at the comments of those who think this girl should have been prosecuted.

    • B&B

      Speaking of IQ’s-“WHAT” to know?

      • Jam Jenes

        Uh oh! Watch out! It’s the Grammar Nazi!!!

        • B&B

          No! Just trying to help you out. Please hit the edit button and I’ll remove it. Your Welcome!

        • tedlv

          That’s no grammar expert.

  • Sams_1

    earlier msn news said she only got probation I was so pissed.

    • R A.

      She should be sterilized, then electrocuted.
      It is a sick, murderous BEAST

      • timetosail

        Yes people who are against free speech should be “sterilized, then electrocuted” for stomping on the graves of all those solders, sailors, and marines who have given everything to protect it. If you are willing to bad bad speech then you have no free speech.

    • timetosail

      She had 15 month of the sentence suspended. This article disagrees with many others out there. The judge is allowing her to stay on bail, because it is higher likely that the appeals court will agree she had a right to a positive defense, but it was now allowed. If she loses the appeal many other sites are saying she will serve 7 to 7 months. If she violates probation she would get what the local rules are for the probation violation and the suspended 15 months. They would decide that the time if the violation and suspended time are run concurrently or consecutively. Likely it would depend on what the violation was.

  • Donnie Newell

    Bottom line, dont tell someone you supposedly love to kill them self. He may have loved her and therefore had emotional effect on him. She knew it was wrong and did it anyway. She should be held accountable. And I voted Trump.

    • timetosail

      They had only met in person a couple of times,

  • Serious_Fred

    I hear she’s looking for a new boyfriend.

  • Serious_Fred

    Don’t worry honey that time will be gone in a flash except, at your age it will seem a lifetime. You are one sick demented B.

    • timetosail

      She will not serve any time. How often do you hear about somebody being convicted, but being allowed to stay on bail until the appeal is over. The judge didn’t give time to prepare for jail, he set it aside until the appeals are done. The judge knows she will win, because she had a right to present a positive defense and it wasn’t allowed.

  • TexanForever

    Words have power.

  • Renee Davis

    I thought she got a stay?

  • Jesse

    Thats crap. So if I tell someone to go jump off a bridge I could be held accountable if they are stupid enough to do it?

  • Jesse

    Thats crap. So if I tell someone to go jump off a bridge I could be held accountable if they are stupid enough to do it?

    • Donnie Newell

      Its not that simple here

      • HarryObrian

        ??? Sure it is…

      • timetosail

        Question for you. If every day I tell you to take heroin. I tell you it is the greatest drug in the world, that it will fix all your problems, along with a hundred other lies. I never give you heroin or help you obtain it, One day you decide to try it, and you die. Am I guilty for your death, in the eyes of the law?

        • Donnie Newell

          Are you my girlfriend ? and did you already know that i’m suicidal? did you also know that i suffer from depression?.

          • timetosail

            You would be happy living in China where the government decides what is legal to say. She will win on appeal.

  • bucketnutz

    Cookie Monster wants his eye brows back before you go to the pokey.

  • bucketnutz

    Cookie Monster wants his eye brows back before you go to the pokey.

  • Kene

    I don’t really know the facts of this, but what if she didn’t believe he was really doing the suicide thing and was just egging him to play against it..poor pitiful me…if you don’t love me I’m going to kill myself…I really,realy doing it….

    • timetosail

      He had tried to commit suicide in the past (according to the family) and talked to her about it for weeks. I personally think she thought he was crying wolf and I have followed this case from day one, reading hundreds of articles. She was in a difficult position for the trial. She had a right to a positive defense, but they didn’t allow it.

      I’m sure her lawyer told her the case would be won on appeal not with a jury, and told her don’t say anything. The best defense in a case like that is not to try to win making, it more likely that an appeals court will hear the case. For people not used to courts, I’m sure this sounds crazy, but it is a good plan in the long run. Her positive defense is she had a right to say whatever she wanted because the Constitution says so.

  • PatrickJ

    The opinions on this will be mixed, no doubt. Not really worth my time. Only reason I even commented on it all, is that I see it as an example of the continuing decline in the moral conscience of the American people, in favor of something else that I don’t yet understand. Maybe I never will.

    • HarryObrian

      What is more intense than malignant narcissism? That’s what you’re seeing…

  • PatrickJ

    Halsey News, folks. Keep an eye on it.

  • PatrickJ

    I guess my only comment on this article would go something like this. What kind of society have we created for ourselves that would even produce a young woman like this to begin with?

    As a nation, we don’t go to church anymore. Pornographic movies are accepted as the norm, even in Hollywood. We live in a society where it’s okay to walk down the street and punch a senior citizen in the face and put him in a hospital.

    Graffiti and gang messages are everywhere, in our subways and on buildings and walls in every major city in America. You should see downtown Los Angeles. Every building is absoltely covered with Mexican graffiti. They call it Art. I’m here to tell you it’s nothing but garbage. The once beautiful City of the Angels now looks like a third world country. And no one says anything about it. That’s the heartbreaking thing.

  • jane

    She is a witch, but not a murderer.

    • Dino Slaughter

      She was never charged with murder, Jane. She was charged with, and convicted with voluntary manslaughter, and she deserved it for what she did. There must be consequences for anyone who does what she did. Had she shut her filthy mouth, he might be now getting the help he needed.

      • skgam

        It was the same as bullying. The twit has no conscience or moral compass.

      • HarryObrian

        Allegedly his family said he had attempted suicide before, so if they did nothing then to get him help it is doubtful he would be getting it at all.

      • timetosail

        So if you are talking to somebody and they claim cocaine is the greatest drug, it makes you feel great, and they tell you to try it. Then, the next day you decide, based on what they said, to try cocaine and you die. Are they guilty of murder? In my opinion they expressed their opinion, they were giving horrible advice, they were telling you to violate the law, but they have Constitutional right to do that.

        Are they a bad person? Yes
        Will your family and friends blame them? Yes
        Did they violate the law? No

        • Dino Slaughter

          That is not the same thing and you know it. You’re comparing apples to oranges. Of course, in the situation you describe, you are not at fault, but if you badger the guy and bully him, knowing that he is weak and needs mental help, until he takes an overdose of drugs, yes, you have committed a crime. That’s what involuntary manslaughter is. You didn’t actually kill the guy, but what you did led directly to his death…..and you knew in advance that it would. Why do you suppose that all those jurors found her guilty? Why do you suppose the judge sentenced her to 2 and a half years in prison? The law says her actions were criminal, and she has to pay for that. Even if her sentence is overturned, she still remains a criminal in the eyes of the world.

          • timetosail

            The problem I have, and it is what the appeals court will decide, is why was she not allowed to present a positive defense? Why did the judge allow her to stay on bail until the appeal process is done? She had a right to present a positive defense but the government knew she would win with a positive defense. The judge knows this is true because it is unbelievably rare for a convicted criminal sentenced to prison to have the sentense delayed until the appeal process is done.

            I have seen thousands of rulings (it was federal not state, so maybe it is more common than I think) and only one time was a defendant left on bail for the entire appeal process. There are many cases where the appeals court grants bail on a case they agree to hear, it typically means they believe the person will win.
            If anyone is very familiar with MA laws and the likelihood of a defendant being allowed on bail for the entire appeal process please post.

          • timetosail

            The minute she was arrested she was guilty in the eyes of most the world. The problem is you want to say he bullied her into it. On appeal they will agree with me, she used her free speech was all.

          • Dino Slaughter

            He got out of the car and told her he had changed his mind about killing himself. At that point she should have said, “good”, but she didn’t. She talked him into getting back in the car and killing himself. If that’s not bullying, I don’t know what is. If you talk a sick person into leaping from the top of a high-rise building, you might just well put a gun to their head and blow their brains out. Why do you think the police are trained to talk suicidal people off of ledges and bridges? Have we lost our compass, or what?

    • timetosail

      Agree 99% just change the w to b and I’m 100%

  • Dino Slaughter

    She should have gotten ten years….or at least five. The judge needed to send a message to others. She went out of her way to shame him into killing himself. Now, she will have plenty of time to think about what she has done. Disgusting!

    • timetosail

      This decision will be overturned. Other news sites are reporting that the judge allowed her to stay out on bail until the appeal is complete. It is very rare that a sentence is put on hold while an appeal takes place. My guess is the judge knows the conviction will be overturned. She shouldn’t spend one day in jail for exercising her right to free speech and giving her opinion. I hope she wins a lot of money for malicious prosecution and violating here constitutional rights.

      If I express the idea that all drugs should be legal and somebody dies from drugs and I guilty? She tells a guy to kill himself and he does, that is on him.

      • Dino Slaughter

        It’s not the same thing. You need to read the entire case. She didn’t just express her opinion. She spent some time goading him into it, bulling him, calling him names, telling him he needed to die and that he was a wuss if he didn’t kill himself. He had changed his mind before she insisted that he do it, with a total disregard for his welfare. True, he was weak and gave in to her commands, but had she backed off he would still be alive today, and could have gotten the help he needed.

        • timetosail

          I have read hundreds of articles about this case, I understand she pushed him hard. Look t the charge they had to use in order to get a conviction. It is so loosely written it would be hard not to convict, but on appeal she will win. She had a positive Constitutional defense that the court did not hear.

          The guy had tried on multiple times to kill himself in the past. You have to understand that to understand the thinking of people involved. She was 17 years old being told by a guy over time that he was going to kill himself. A person that keep telling you they are going to do something like that could come off in two ways.
          1) a mentally ill person that needs help
          2) a person using a threat to gain.
          My guess us she felt he was crying wolf and if you read the transcripts you will see she says there are lots of ways you can kill yourself, She lists off a few and tells him to prove he is going to do it, That really sounds like the response of a 17 year old who had her own share of mental issues,

          I fall back to one important point. Free speech is more important that the guys life, This case is an attempt to limit free speech.

          • Dino Slaughter

            Nonsense! If you yell “fire” in a crowded theater because you think it’s funny and numerous people get trampled to death, you are going to jail. There’s no such thing as absolute free speech, nor should there be. When he tried to abort his plans, she goaded and bullied him until he got back in the car. She wasn’t just expressing her feelings, she was committing a crime. At seventeen, she was old enough to know right from wrong, and she decided to do wrong. And no, freedom of speech is not more important than a human life….not in my world. If she had had any compassion for the man, she should have been on the phone to the police. It makes me wonder whether we have ever been a civilized society.

      • PatrickJ

        Saddens me, but I am not surprized. Evidently you are part of the problem that I mentioned in my comment above this one.

        • timetosail

          what because I value free speech in society more than than one mentally ill person that killed himself. That I believe the girl was invoking her rights and that the government overstepped. How many people, who gave an oath to protect the Constitution, have died defending that oath and you are willing to say toss it out for the sake of one life.

          I’m sorry, there have been quite a few post saying I’m sick because I believe in protecting free speech, even when that speech is very bad. If we said hate speech or telling people to kill themselves is not allowed then we leave it up to others to decide what is allowed and what isn’t. At that point we no longer have free speech.
          You can say I’m part of the problem, but I see people that want to undermine a fundamental right with excuses as being the problem,

  • R A.

    She’s the “Bad Seed” kill it

  • dave22q

    Good chance an appellate court dismisses this absurd stretching of the law. Saying “do it” is not assuming responsibility for the results. Personal responsibility means just that, personal!

    • Tom Honestfellow

      “Personal responsibility” during an episode of suicidal depression is most often leads to self destructive behavior. Encouraging someone to “do the deed” when they are in this level of a self destructive emotional state is at best extremely cruel, or in this case criminal.

  • Life has consequences so does pushing another person to commit the ultimate, an act of death.

    • Basketcase

      Give me all of your money. If you are stupid enough to give me all of your money, should I go to jail for robbing you? Stupid is as stupid does.

  • Kai Smith

    She pulled no trigger and trespassed on nobody. She is “guilty” of giving awful advice. I didn’t know that came with a jail sentence. It’s a brave new SJW world, folks.

    • Tom Honestfellow

      Please don’t give any children with serious emotional problems any advise. You obviously don’t have a clue.

      • timetosail

        The guy was 18 years old not some child. He could join the military, vote, and buy cigarettes (except New Jersey) He was a snowflake that couldn’t handle the world and took the easy way out. I say good riddance to him. At least he did one thing right, he didn’t kill anyone else.

        • Dino Slaughter

          You are as sick as she is. He needed help, not someone pushing over the edge.

          • HarryObrian

            Doesn’t appear that anyone knew he needed help. Hard to believe she was his only contact.

          • Tom Honestfellow

            People in deep and suicidal depression seldom communicate beyond a post suicidal note, tweet, etc. At that point, they are most often so “shut down” to the notion of talking to anyone. The fact that he did reach out for help should/could have been what could have saved him… to bad it was this idiot girl.

          • timetosail

            she was 17 at the time. Girls at at are mean

          • timetosail

            He had tried to commit suicide multiple times in the past. At least another site claims the family said that.

          • HarryObrian

            I did not know that, …OK, then where was the family in trying to get this child some help??? They are as much to blame as this girl was.

          • timetosail

            He was not a child he was 18 years old

          • R A.

            But BLM says that when violent black 18 yr olds are shot by police they are children.

          • timetosail

            well that is because most of them have an IQ that makes them equal to an eleven year old. I guess they are right to complain. đŸ˜‰

          • timetosail

            I agree she was sick but she is not a criminal. That is the point of this, is it a crime or just a bad person.

          • HarryObrian

            I guess I would ask the people in the justice system who free ILLEGAL ALIENS who, in a drunken state, murder Americans after being deported 30 times…
            The hypocrisy of the communists reigns supreme.

          • timetosail

            I agree he needed help, I even think somebody should punch the chick in the nose. The thing is I think she was within here legal rights to do what she did, The judge released her on bail until the appeals are over. You cannot find many cases where that happens. 99.9% of the time a person goes to jail while the appeal is taking place. The judge knows she will win on appeal. The payout by the government is much less if she has not been in jail.

          • Dino Slaughter

            I would agree with you if she had just failed to intervene when he was suicidal, though I would have called 9-1-1 immediately and had them come to his rescue. At the point when she badgered and bullied him (calling him names and telling him that he deserved to die, that he was worthless and called him a wuss if he didn’t finish it) after he decided not to go through with his plans, it became criminal. At that point it was no longer a matter of freedom of speech, it was a person aiding and abetting the suicide of a sick and lonely man, and she stepped over the line.

  • R A.

    Looks like her defense attorney is holding a hypodermic needle. Is it for her lethal injection?

  • kevin

    she is a -unt. Manipulative bi-ch. I hope she gets hers in prison.

  • constitutiononly

    Oh, well. One manipulative psychopath off the streets for a few months.

    • R A.

      Typical o’Bama / Killary supporter

      • Kai Smith

        A typical Obama/Killary supporter supports the verdict, because words that offend them are tantamount to violence. The alleged criminal in this case is guilty of hardly more than awful advice.

        • R A.

          Respectfully disagree with your statement “A typical Obama/Killary supporter supports the verdict”
          They STILL don’t accept the verdict on who won the U.S. Presidency.

          • Kai Smith

            The election was fair & square, based on actual law and facts on the ground. The verdict in the suicide case was tyrannical, based in feelings and utopian “justice.”

  • intimeforthedime

    That is a bunch of BS. The boy killed himself…himself.
    I blame the parents for not raising a kid capable of being their own person.

    So now anything you tell someone to do in a freaking text is now cause for responsibility if the person goes and does it? What a load of junk!

    So every kid who’s parents died is now at fault for at one time saying, “I hope you die” when they did not get their way at the grocery store..

    It is sad the kid did what he did. Hate to hear of someone dying. I am certain there were way more issues going on than a couple of texts from his girlfriend. Now we have people committing suicide and blaming others for the dead idiot’s actions.
    In the end, thank God they did not get married and have crazy ace kids. At least the human race stepped to the side on that one.

    • Tom Honestfellow

      The kid was looking to kill himself, turned to someone he trusted for advise and that person encouraged him to do it !!! What “freaking” pathetic reasoning on your part. If my kids ever seek out a friend for advice, please stay the Hell away from them. It’s the parents fault… there were a bunch of issues going on…the texts were not important…What a jerk.

      • intimeforthedime

        So if you call me and tell me you are thinking of robbing a bank and I encourage you to do it by telling you to “just do it!” I am to blame for it?

        And if you turn to me about your low end job and need to do something about it, and I encourage you to go to college and get a degree, Do I get half your income for life?

        Your reasoning makes no since. Except for yes, it is a bad deal he “may” have been looking for help and she did not give such help. Sad thing is, he isn’t talking so no one but him knows if he was “really” looking for help.
        Either way, it is over, he killed himself, and this judge is giving blame to her for his own dumb aced actions.

        • Tom Honestfellow

          Uhhhh…robbing a bank, compared to committing suicide? Not even comparable.

          • intimeforthedime

            Uhhhh…the definition of committing suicide does not include anyone else but the person who kills themselves.

            So your logic is, if I tell you to off yourself, I am liable (not you).
            But if I tell you to do anything else, it is all on you and not me. All because “death” is sooooo much worse than anything else.

            So what if during the bank robbery the person ends up killing a bank employee? Oh man, now that is some craaaaazy logic there. Am I liable for something now?

            Look, I get it Tom, a kid is dead and this is very emotional. A very final event that cannot be changed. But no one but himself killed himself. He made the decision and he committed the act.
            Is she a bad person for not helping, sure, but there are way more dynamics to this event than just texting and him killing himself. He had problems that were so bad a few texts made him kill himself? Really? It was all in the texts? It was all in a 17 year old girl that somehow figured out the magical mysterious power of persuasion. All in some words he read? Now that is powerful.
            So his parents, his close friends, his entire past experience with life, his mental capacity (not just mental state, but his ability to get through life), all of the people who are culturally responsible for teaching him to solve his problems correctly (oh that is his parents again) are not to blame? You are saying it all comes down to this girl, this person caused his death because she told him to do it? That is total BS.

            There are many cases of people who were “convinced” to not kill themselves today but end up completing the event the next.

            The kid killed himself, that is sad. But blaming others for his 17 year old actions is wrong…unless you start at the “most” influential people in his life…his own parents. Where did they fail him? Why have they not given him the tools to know how stupid it is to tap out of life? If there is someone to blame, it is them, for raising a kid that is too stupid to listen to a 17 year old girl’s advice to commit suicide. For raising a kid that is too stupid to NOT flirt with death. Because the outcome is final. Hard words, and even harder lesson for the parents and him, but the truth does not discriminate.

      • timetosail

        I would have found her innocent and hope she appeals the conviction I see no issues with advising somebody to kill themselves. She was not threatening him she was giving her opinion. We have a right to free speech and to share our opinion, even when that opinion is bad. She didn’t take any physical actions that caused his death.

        If I was to call you a punk and say that you should kill yourself, should I go to prison? Get real, to many snowflakes in this world. I say good riddance to the guy and think it is bull that tax paying will now have to take care of this girl for using her first amendment rights in a way that upset somebody.

        • U Wong

          I think YOU and HER need therapy, BIG TIME!

          • timetosail

            Well the courts will agree with me. When people talk about the yelling fire in a theater they seem to miss the most important part of the sentence. Below is the full sentence, notice the “and causing a panic” If no panic was caused then it is legal to yell fire in a theater. Giving somebody your opinion no matter how hard you push it is legal.

            The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic

          • Jimmy Cothren

            Therapy is a curious concept. Doesn’t everyone need some sort of therapy most of the time?

        • Dino Slaughter

          You are so wrong. He had decided to change his mind, but she shamefully rode him like a bully, calling him names and insisting he do it. This was no simple case of a former girlfriend encouraging him to kill himself. Had she backed off, he would still be alive today and she got just what she deserved.

          • timetosail

            She expressed her opinion. He made the decision to kill himself. She was not his shrink or a government official that has a duty to him of some type. She is a citizen expressing her opinion.

            “Congress shall make no law …. or abridging the freedom of speech

            Just because you do not like what she said, it was not illegal!!!! She will win on appeal and the judge knows it. That is why she is out on bail until the appeal is finished.

          • Still Wong

            So if your shouting jump to a person on the edge of a ten story building and he jumps, it’s HIS fault? What are you thinking?

          • timetosail

            If you cause the person to fall because you startled them it is a crime. If you are yelling jump jump and after a while they jump it is not a crime.

    • HarryObrian

      You’re right but I think the snowflakes are winning. The next generation is going to be worse… entropy never disappoints.

    • Nicole Rossi

      If you read the whole text exchange, she pushed and pushed. There were a couple of moments where he wanted to back out. If she didn’t persuade him, he would still be alive. He loved her and she had some sort of control over him. This was definitely a mental abuse case. They both had their share of issues.

  • Abbie Normal

    She is despicable but she didn’t kill the guy…he did.

    • Kai Smith

      What she allegedly did is despicable. The judge’s verdict is despicable. Hate the sin, not the (alleged) sinner.

    • Tom Honestfellow

      Please don’t give any children with serious emotional problems any advise. You obviously don’t have a clue.

    • timetosail

      She had been his girlfriend, maybe she was in a position to realize that he was doing the world a favor by killing himself. Maybe she gave him good advise or maybe she was just a B**** and he had really bad judgement in picking girlfriends.

      • B&B

        I’d say she was a B**** and he did have bad judgment in picking her. But, given the circumstances, he wasn’t thinking clearly.

    • HarryObrian

      I’m trying to equate what she did to all the liberal celebrities who have publicly wished President Trump dead. I’d say it’s pretty close with the exception that President Trump is not a juvenile with raging hormones prone to self-harm.

    • B&B

      She certainly didn’t help to prevent it either. Would you want her doing/saying that stuff to your son?

  • limapie

    she looks like she’s been crying before the sentence was even handed out

    • Tom Honestfellow

      I’d put money on those tears being the beginning of a dreary nightmare of incarceration that may well end in her own suicide.

  • Shane Norkus

    If the suicidal young man were the judges son, I’m sure she would have gotten the maximum sentence allowed but, because it’s someone else’s son, he cares about him as much as she did.

    I hope both find their lives in torment.

    • timetosail

      The girl didn’t kill him, he killed himself She gave an opinion and he took the bad advice. It was freedom of speech and I hope she appeals and wins a lot of money. The only thing she did wrong was give bad advice and even that is questionable.

    • B&B

      You betcha that Judge would have!

  • Daniela

    She will only do 8 or 9 months.

    • Tom Honestfellow

      If she lives that long. Would any normal person be able to live with themselves after committing such an atrocity? Only if they get the help she SHOULD have offered, not what she did offer.

  • Hater

    Somebody really needs to get to work on that eyebrow.

    • R A.

      A lobotomy surgeon could probably do a good job

      • HarryObrian

        I’d say from her crime it’s possible she’s already had one or two.

        • R A.

          It’s weird how libtardians all apparently had lobotomies at birth.

          • HarryObrian

            You’d have to spend a little time in Mass to really understand that you’re more correct than you realize.

          • timetosail

            Part of the problem with going from a private school to a public is that private schools tend to focus more in specific areas. I went to private schools from 1- 8 then for high school I changed to public. Science and math classes I aced, but had a hard time with writing and many classes that focused on a lot of general knowledge. My first quarter I had 2 Ds and 4 As.
            Comparing private and public school education is difficult. It is the same with home schooling. If parents have the time, get the best material, and have good teaching skill they can prepare kids for college much better than public schools, but that is because college is more focused or can be, if courses are picked correctly, but the home schooled kid will have a lot of general knowledge missing.

            Little off topic for the article, sorry

    • timetosail

      Maybe they should give her a few more years for the eyebrows. The judge could add one for her stance. She is white that has to be worth five more tacked on. Maybe we need a 28th amendment. -If you give your opinion the government can take away your liberty- After she appeals and wins she should get enough money to get some plastic surgery done.

    • Wolfman (harbi kuffar)

      With a weedeater

  • Bill Jr

    I Betcha her Cell Mates Won’t Ever Listen To her!

    • Tom Honestfellow

      After those “cell mates” get through harassing her, I’d put money on those tears being the easy part of a dreary nightmare of incarceration that may well end in her own suicide.

    • timetosail

      I bet they give her more support than anyone else. In prison the weak are looked down on. They will view this a bad police, prosecutors, and judge.