Released Text Messages Allegedly Show how Teen Encouraged Friend to Commit Suicide
MASSACHUSETTS - The Bristol County District Attorney's Office recently released text messages that allegedly detail how a teen from Massachusetts encouraged another teen to kill himself.
"Everyone will be sad for a while but they will get over it and move on," 18-year-old Michelle Carter texted boyfriend Conrad Roy III referring to him dying by suicide, according to the Huffington Post.
The Huffington Post reports that the texts allegedly appear to show that in addition to Carter encouraging Roy's suicide plans, she even helped him figure out the best way to conduct the act.
"You have to just do it," she wrote to him, according to the documents. "You have everything you need. There is no way you can fail. Tonight is the night. It's now or never."
Prosecutors from the Bristol County District Attorney's Office said Michelle Carter, 18, encouraged 18-year-old Conrad Roy to kill himself last July. They charged her with involuntary manslaughter Friday, a charge punishable by up to 20 years in prison, MyFoxBoston reported.
Roy drove his truck to K-Mart in Fairhaven, near New Bedford, with a gas generator and took his own life. The cause was carbon monoxide poisoning.
The station cited court papers as alleging that at the K-Mart, Roy got out of his truck and texted Carter. He told her he wasn't sure he should go through with it.
"Get back in," she texted back, according to the court papers which can be found below.