Trigger Warning: Disturbing content.
Michelle Carter is on trial this week for involuntary manslaughter for pushing her boyfriend, Carter Roy III, to commit suicide via hundreds of text messages. She should be on trial for MURDER because that is what she did. He suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts, and she took advantage of that. She kept pushing him to commit suicide until he finally did.
“If u don’t do it now you’re never gonna do it.”
Just hours later, he went through with his suicide via carbon monoxide poisoning from his pickup truck. This case raises many questions. Can someone be charged with murder when they weren’t present? Can text messages be a murder weapon?
I think that they can. She killed him with her words. He needed real help from a hospital and doctors. He tried to back out during the suicide, and she told him to get back into the truck filled with exhaust fumes.
Among some of the messages were:
“You’re so hesitant because you keep over thinking it and keep pushing it off. You just need to do it, Conrad.”
“Hang yourself, jump off a building, stab yourself I don’t know there’s a lot of ways.”
Her trial began this week. Her attorneys asked the judge to drop the criminal charges, and he has refused without giving a reason.
Defense attorney Joseph Cataldo said:
“It’s insufficient to say that she caused him to die. … It is insufficient evidence to say that Roy would not have taken his life but for Michelle Carter. This has to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. We have no physical activity, no physical actions taken by Ms. Carter. It is insufficient to let this case go any further.”
That’s total bullshit. He would have gotten out of the truck, but she told him to go back in. She deserves criminal charges for what she did.
UPDATE: She has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. She could face up to 20 years in prison.
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