Transcript for Guilty verdict for teen accused of sending thousands of texts encouraging boyfriend to kill himself
To a landmark case a young woman on trial for text messages encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide. Michelle Carter standing to hear the verdict today on a charge of involuntary manslaughter from the judge who decided her case. The words that he said mattered the most and his verdict when the boyfriend had second thoughts she texted him to get back into his truck. ABC's Deborah Roberts in the courtroom it's. Michelle Carter overwhelmed by emotion today as the judge delivers her fate this glut. Having reviewed the evidence and applied to law they had to now finds you guilty. Guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Her weapon text messages encouraging her boyfriend Conrad Roy to kill himself. Two families having torn apart and we'll be affected by this for years to come. In 2014 Carter said Roy thousands of texts leading up to his suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in his own trot. When he had second thoughts texting and freaking out again I'm over thinking Carter response I thought she wanted to do this the time is right and you're ready. You just need to do it. And in a key moment for the judge when Roy tries backing out by leaving his truck Carter strongly urges him to return. It was the defendant who ordered him back in. Then listen for twenty minutes as he cried in pain. The defense argued Dick Carter struggled with her own mental illness even if somebody supports another individual needs suicide doesn't. Create. A homicide. Carter faces up to twenty years in prison she's free on bail for the next six weeks with a strict warning. No social media and no texting. David Deborah Roberts with us tonight Deborah thank you.
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