August 3, 2017
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.