Michelle Carter Files Appeal with US Supreme Court

Michelle Carter

Carter was found guilty in 2017 and sentenced to 15 months in a Massachusetts jail for her part in the death of her boyfriend, 18-year-old Conrad Roy III, who killed himself in his auto in Fairhaven, Massachusetts in 2014.

Carter's lawyers said in their Supreme Court petition that the MA justices acknowledged that not everyone who verbally encourages someone to take their own life should be prosecuted but provided "no guidance to distinguish sympathetic cases of assisted suicide from culpable cases of unlawful killing".

Carter's trial attorney argued that Roy, who had tried to kill himself before, was determined to take his own life and that Carter had actually been trying to help him before going along with his plan.

The case is the focus of a HBO documentary debuting on Tuesday that explores the thorny legal questions, the teen's twisted relationship and Carter's own mental health problems.

Many of these messages were made public during the highly-publicised trial as police revealed Carter had pushed Roy to carry out his eventual suicide, suggesting different ways to do so and even reprimanding the teenager when he showed reluctance. If you need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or reach the Crisis Text Line by texting "START" to 741741. There is no way you can fail. "It's now or never". A judge ruled that Carter, then 17, caused Roy's death when she told him in a phone call to "get back in" the truck as it was filling with fumes.

The phone call was not recorded, but two months later Carter texted a friend saying Roy got out of the vehicle because he was afraid and she told him to get back in, according to AP.


I Love You, Now Die tells the story of Michelle Carter and what happened following the death of Conrad Roy.

Carter's conviction was the first of its kind, sparking worldwide debate about whether a person could be held liable for another's suicide based on words alone.

For the docudrama, Roy's parents, Lynn Roy and Conrad Roy Jr., participated in the film.

The HBO documentary calls into question this series of events and whether Carter was being truthful while recounting the conversation later.

"It was awful", Carr told Fox News about Roy's parents reliving their painful loss on camera. Based on thousands of text messages between the pair in the weeks leading up to Roy's death, investigators found evidence Carter played a significant role in his suicide.

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