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U.S. Supreme Court rejects woman's appeal in teen texting suicide case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place the manslaughter conviction of a ...

14.1.2020

The Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of Michelle Carter, a Massachusetts woman who was found guilty of goading her boyfriend into committing suicide in 2014 with numerous text messages and phone calls

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place the manslaughter conviction of a ...

Lawrence Hurley 3 Min Read WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place the manslaughter conviction of a Massachusetts woman for goading her boyfriend into committing suicide in 2014 with numerous text messages and phone calls in a case that drew attention to cyber bullying. The justices refused to hear Michelle Carter’s appeal of a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling last year upholding her 2018 conviction. Evidence in the trial showed she repeatedly urged her boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to kill himself by inhaling carbon monoxide inside a parked vehicle. She was 17 and he was 18 at the time. Carter’s lawyers argued that her conviction violated her right to free speech under the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment. The case raised concerns among civil liberties advocates who said Carter was being prosecuted for her speech. It was the first time Massachusetts brought manslaughter charges related to texting. Roy killed himself by filling his parked truck in Fairhaven, Massachusetts - about 60 miles (100 km) south of Boston - with carbon monoxide from a generator he had hooked up to the vehicle. Prosecutors presented evidence showing Roy briefly left the vehicle after he began to be overwhelmed by the fumes, but returned after Carter urged him to “get back in.” That instruction, conveyed to Roy by phone, was captured in a text message Carter sent to a friend. She had, in earlier text messages, encouraged Roy to “promise” to kill himself and helped him plan the event after he abandoned earlier suicide attempts. “You just need to do it Conrad. The more you push it off, the more it will eat at you,” she wrote in one text to him. “You just gotta do it babe, you can’t think about it,” she wrote in another. FILE PHOTO: The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., as seen on September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger/File Photo “You’re just making it harder on yourself by pushing it off, you just have to do it,” she wrote in another. Carter, of Plainville, Massachusetts, was indicted in 2015. She opted against a jury trial, leaving her fate in the hands of Bristol County Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz, who found her guilty of involuntary manslaughter in 2017. Moniz subsequently ordered her to serve 15 months of a 2 1/2-year sentence in prison. She started serving her sentence after the appeals court ruling. Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Additional reporting by Nate Raymond; Editing by Will Dunham Our Standards: Read more: Reuters Top News

Good for the Supreme Court This monster is wasting the courts time and our money. She’s guilty as sin and only got 2 1/2 yrs.. Buck up little girl, you can claim the 1st Amendment for defense, but part of it is accepting the consequences for your words. Shouting Fire in a Theater. Good. If a guy is on a ledge , and a crowd chants “jump”, and he does . Are they all guilty of murder ?

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Michelle Carter's Manslaughter Appeal Turned Down by Supreme CourtMichelle Carter, the young woman who was convicted of manslaughter for urging her boyfriend to kill himself, will not have her case heard by the Supreme Court This bitch got only 15 month? Let this be a lesson to young women everywhere...trim those eyebrows. Take responsibility!!

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Supreme Court declines to hear Michelle Carter appeal in texting suicide caseSupreme Court declines to hear the appeal of Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter after urging her teenage boyfriend over text message to kill himself. Carter will remain behind bars, serving a 15-month sentence. She probably needs to be in a psychiatric hospital. 15 months She’s creepy.



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