Carter was just 17 at the time she encouraged her boyfriend Conrad Roy III to kill himself by sending thousands of cruel text messages telling him to take his own life. A judge ruled that she was guilty of involuntary manslaughter in his tragic death, but she soon filed an appeal.
A court date has been set for October 4, 2018 by the Massachusetts State Supreme Court.
Carter was convicted on August 3, 2017, and sentenced to “2.5 years in the Bristol County House of correction, with 15 months to be served and the balance to spend it with probation for five years from August 3, 2017 to August 1, 2022,” court documents stated. The judge suspended the sentence due to the appeal process.
Now she will return to court one year later. Her attorneys filed the appeal documents in July 2018, claiming that the judge “wrongly convicted Carter for a wanton and reckless failure to act.”
Prosecutors presented thousands of text messages exchanged between Carter and Roy in the days, hours and minutes leading up to his suicide in a K-Mart parking lot in July 2014.
“You're so hesitant because you keep overthinking it and pushing it off. You just need to do it Conrad. The more you push it off, the more it will eat at you,” Carter texted to Roy on July 12, 2014 as he waived in his decision to kill himself.
The same day she sent him another text that said: “You're ready and prepared. All you have to do is turn the generator on and you be free and happy. No more pushing it off, no more waiting.”
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