Transcript for New texts from former girlfriend add twist in college student’s apparent suicide
We're gonna turn out to a new twist of the case about former Boston College student accused of encouraging her boyfriend to take his own life. We are now seeing newly released text messages between the two that could have a big impact. On this case Paula Ferris is here with more on this good morning Paula good morning to you Cecilia prosecutors say that she's. An abusive partner who exerted complete control over her boyfriend but her defense. Could be using l.'s final text messages as evidence as she faces charges of involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors say 21 year old Boston College student in young you was physically verbally and psychologically. Abusive to her boyfriend. Alexander urged tu Le. Going so far as to repeatedly urged him to quote go kill yourself and go die in the months prior to him jumping off a parking garage. Which happened just ninety minutes before he was set to graduate. This you made demands and threats. With the understanding that she had complete and total control over mr. tool of both mentally and emotionally. But this morning representatives have you sharing with the Boston Globe a series of texts that they claim show her trying to intervene in the final moments. In one exchanged view allegedly writes I ask you why your location wasn't available are you kidding me are two of replying. I'm not gonna be anywhere in young this is goodbye forever I love BO this is age your fault it's mine you responds what you're leaving me. Are to live then responds I'm far away on a tall place and I'm not gonna be here for long. I'm Levy every one. These messages were just a fraction of the more than 75000. Text messages prosecutors say. Were exchanged in the two months leading to his death 47000 a loan from EU. The district attorney's office is declining to comment on the specific tax but said at the time of her indictment last month debut was with their two when he killed himself. Miss US tracking mr. urge rule is location as she frequently did on her phone and she went into the garage and in fact was present. When mr. urged cooler jumped to his death. This case initially drew comparisons to Michelle Carter. Who was recently denied parole for involuntary manslaughter after authorities discovered text messages she'd sent to her boyfriend Conrad relate. As he contemplated suicide in its garage among Michelle's text messages I thought he wanted to do this the time is right and you're ready you just need to do it. Roy died from carbon monoxide poisoning. In young Yale is currently in South Korea now she plans to withdraw from Boston college and voluntarily come back to the US to be arraigned. She is expected to provide those text messages as part of her defense Cecilia but prosecutors say. There are hundreds if not thousands where she's also telling him to take his own life Cecilia. A tough story okay Paula thanks let's bring Dan Abrams -- back to. To break this went down presently senior does are policy we've got these two versions of text messages out there once I says they show you imploring. Her to let not to take his life and the other side says the exact opposite. Which one holed up in court. They're they're all going to be presented in court and it's gonna become a question of the total picture of the text messages. We are seeing an isolated. Group now of text messages being distributed. By her team to say look there were efforts to stop him she was saying don't do it this is right around the time that that he killed himself. The issue is it sounds like prosecutors are saying yeah but after these text messages were sent. He she was literally there when he did eight and she did something else something else to encourage it. But look. This is not an easy prosecution. Prosecuting simply based on words is never going to be easy yes in the Michelle Carter case. There was a successful prosecution it's actually reached through its Supreme Court at this point. But that doesn't mean it. Prosecuting is easy to any time you get helpful text messages like this. It is helpful to the defense and you're not convinced she's coming back from Taiwan I mean look it's not an easy extradition I mean usually extradition is a rubber stamp right it's like charge and involuntary manslaughter that's a serious crime. We have it extradition treaty with South Korea they're gonna send him back. The sender back. But here the South Koreans could take the position that we wouldn't recognize bits because it's a stretch. As a crime and therefore we're not gonna extradite there. So will see if there's a fight she made voluntarily come back she says she's coming back that's been the position she's taking. But always lurking in the background as this possibility that what if she says now. What would happen then with regard to a fight over extradition and what position with the South Koreans take on tough case Dan Abrams thank you are.
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