Michelle Carter, convicted in texting-suicide case, out of prison

Carter, the woman who sent texts to her boyfriend urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers, has been released from prison early due to good behavior.
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Transcript for Michelle Carter, convicted in texting-suicide case, out of prison
Now to the young woman convicted for texting her boyfriend, encouraging him to take his own life. She's been released early. Here's gio Benitez. Reporter: Tonight, the first person in the U.S. Convicted of manslaughter using only words is a free woman. 23-year-old Michelle Carter leaving jail today, more than three months earlier than expected. Prosecutors argued that in 2014, a then 17-year-old Carter urged her 18-year-old boyfriend Conrad Roy to take his own life. She used Conrad as a pawn in her sick game of life and death. Reporter: Carter was sentenced to 15 months, but now less than a year after her sentencing, she was released early on good behavior. A judge determined that Carter caused Roy's death when she ordered him in a phone call to get back into his parked truck. He had rigged it to fill up with carbon nonknock side. The court also seeing text messages where Carter encouraged Roy to follow through with his plan to die by suicide. And David, Carter will now serve five years of probation. And we should mention tonight, if you or someone you know is struggling, you should call the national suicide prevention lifeline. That number is 1-800-273-talk. David? Gio, thank you.

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