Woman sentenced for urging boyfriend to take life released from jail

Michelle Carter, 23, is out of jail three months earlier than expected for a manslaughter conviction after prosecutors argued she urged her boyfriend to kill himself.
1:21 | 01/24/20

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Also this morning new developments in that case involving Michelle Carter. The young woman sentenced to jail for urging her boyfriend to take his own life. Now she's waking up free released early. Gio Benitez has the story. Reporter: This morning, 23-year-old Michelle Carter who was convicted of manslaughter after prosecutors argued that she urged her boyfriend to take his own life is out of jail, three months earlier than expected. Her belongings carried out to a waiting SUV. Her parents inside the vehicle. Carter was sentenced to 15 months but less than a year after her sentencing she was released on good behavior. In 2014 a judge determined that then 17-year-old Carter caused 18-year-old Conrad Roy's death when she ordered him in a phone call to get back into his parked truck. He had rigged the truck to fill up with deadly carbon monoxide. The court also saw text messages where she encouraged Roy to follow through with his plan to die by suicide. She used Conrad as a pawn in her sick game of life and death. Reporter: Carter will now serve five years of probation. And the court also ruled that Carter cannot profit from telling her story. We want to make sure you know this morning that if you or someone you know is struggling, make sure to call the national suicide prevention lifeline. That number is on the screen right now, 1-800-273-talk. It is so important. Thank you so much for sharing

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