Teen who ‘pressured her boyfriend into suicide’ to face trial in October

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Michelle Carter: Teenager ‘pressured boyfriend to kill himself by sending him hundreds of text messages’.

Texts from Michelle Carter have revealed her possible part in the tragic suicide of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy. Carter had allegedly asked Roy in a text to delete her messages before he killed himself in a supermarket car park in Fairhaven, Massachusetts in July last year. The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office released the text messages between Carter and Roy on Friday that prosecutors offered as proof she was culpable in the young man’s July 2014 suicide. “You just need to do it, Conrad,” she texted him on the morning of July 12, according to the indictment. “The more you push it off, the more it will eat at you. She knew how her texts would look to prosecutors, and the family of her late boyfriend – texting her friend: “[If the police] read my messages with him I’m done.

You’re ready and prepared.” Police said Roy, 18, killed himself by carbon monoxide poisoning when he ran a gas-powered water pump inside his pickup truck at a Kmart in Fairhaven that night. According to prosecutors, Carter pressured her boyfriend to go through with suicide for almost a week before he carried out the act, the Washington Post reported. She is believed to have counselled him to overcome his fears, researched methods of committing suicide painlessly and lied to police, his family and her friends about his whereabouts.

They made the texts — dated July 6 to July 12 — public as they fight a motion by Carter’s lawyer to dismiss her indictment, The Standard-Times of New Bedford reported. “You have everything you need,” she wrote him at one point, assuring him that his parents would move on from his death. “There is no way you can fail. Carter told him to ‘get back in.” Carter, who organised a charity softball tournament in Conrad’s memory, tweeted that the fund-raiser, called Homers for Conrad, pulled in more than $2,300 for mental health awareness. More texts read: “You always say you’re gonna do it, but you never do,” Carter complained. “I just want to make sure tonight is the real thing.” His grandmother told WBZ that although Roy was depressed he “seemed to be pulling out of it”. It’s now or never.” She also discussed how the Mattapoisett teen who had previously tried to take his own life should do it; they discussed the pros and cons of using a pump, a generator and other means, prosecutors said.

Carter’s lawyer, Joseph Cataldo, argued last week that the teenager, who was then 17, was getting help for her own issues in an area hospital when Roy “brainwashed” her into aiding his suicide.

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