In July 2014, Michelle Carter’s 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, killed himself in a Kmart parking lot.
After his death, Carter texted a friend.
“Like, honestly I could have stopped it,” she wrote.
But instead of trying to stop her teenage boyfriend from taking his life, prosecutors in Massachusetts believe that Carter meticulously pressured Conrad Roy III to go through with the act.
And on Friday, the state’s highest court ruled that she could go to trial for her alleged role in his death.
“If you don’t do it now you’re never gonna do it, and you can say you’ll do it tomorrow, but you probably won’t”
Michelle is said to have taken advantage of her boyfriend’s mental illness and manipulated him into committing suicide.
But what was her motive? you may ask.
Turns out she wanted to play the “grieving girlfriend” to garner sympathy.
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It was all a ploy to get the attention Michelle so desperately craved.
Prosecutors claim that Carter pressured Roy to go through with suicide, counseled him on his fears and researched suicide methods.
Carter has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and forfeited the right to a jury trial. The judge alone will decide her fate.
“Go in your truck and drive in a parking lot somewhere, to a park or something. Do it like early. Do it now, like early.”
Her lawyers argue that suicide was Roy’s own choice and that Carter herself was mentally unstable and on antidepressants while both of them were texting each other.
Below is a segment from the transcript of their disturbing text conversations:
Carter: You can’t think about it. You just have to do it. You said you were gonna do it. Like I don’t get why you aren’t.
Conrad: I don’t get it either. I don’t know.
Carter: So I guess you aren’t gonna do it then. All that for nothing. I’m just confused. Like you were so ready and determined.
Conrad: I am gonna eventually. I really don’t know what I’m waiting for but I have everything lined up.
Carter: No, you’re not, Conrad. Last night was it. You kept pushing it off and you say you’ll do it, but you never do. It’s always gonna be that way if you don’t take action. You’re just making it harder on yourself by pushing it off. You just have to do it. Do you want to do it now?
Conrad: Is it too late? I don’t know. It’s already light outside. I’m gonna go back too sleep. Love you. I’ll text you tomorrow.
Carter: No. It’s probably the best time now because everyone is sleeping. Just go somewhere in your truck and no one is really out there right now because it’s an awkward time. If you don’t do it now you’re never gonna do it, and you can say you’ll do it tomorrow, but you probably won’t. Tonight? Love you.
Conrad: Thank you.
Carter: For what. Are you awake?
Carter: Are you gonna do it today?
Carter: Like in the day time?
Conrad: Should I?
Carter: Yeah, it’s less suspicious. You won’t think about it as much and you’ll get it over with instead of wait until the night.
Conrad: Yeah then I will. Like where? Like I could go in any enclosed area.
Carter: Go in your truck and drive in a parking lot somewhere, to a park or something. Do it like early. Do it now, like early.
Conrad: Didn’t we say this was suspicious?
Carter: No. I think night is more suspicious … Just do it. It wouldn’t be suspicious and it won’t take long.
Conrad: Okay. I’m taking Holly for a walk.
Conrad: I don’t know why I’m like this.
Carter: Sometimes things happen and we never have the answers why.
Conrad: Like, why am I so hesitant lately. Like two weeks ago I was willing to try everything and now I’m worse, really bad, and I’m LOL not following through. It’s eating me inside.
Carter: You’re so hesitant because you keeping over thinking it and keep pushing it off. You just need to do it, Conrad. The more you push it off, the more it will eat at you. You’re ready and prepared … No more pushing it off. No more waiting.
Conrad: You’re right.
Carter: If you want it as bad as you say you do it’s time to do it today.
Conrad: Yup. No more waiting.
Carter: Okay. I’m serious. Like you can’t even wait ’till tonight. You have to do it when you get back from your walk.
Conrad: Thank you.
Carter: For what?
Conrad: Still being here.
Carter: I would never leave you. You’re the love of my life, my boyfriend. You are my heart. I’d never leave you.
Carter: I love you.
Conrad: Love you, too.
Carter: When will you be back from your walk?
Conrad: Like, five minutes.
Carter: Okay. So you gonna do it?
Conrad: I guess.
Carter: Well, I want you to be ready and sure. What does that mean?
Conrad: I don’t know. I’m freaking out again. I’m over thinking.
Carter: I thought you wanted to do this. This time is right and you’re ready. You just need to do it. You can’t keep living this way. You just need to do it like you did the last time and not think about it and just do it, babe. You can’t keep doing this every day.
Conrad: I do want to but I’m like freaking for my family I guess. I don’t know.
Carter: Conrad, I told you I’ll take care of them. Everyone will take care of them to make sure they won’t be alone and people will help them get through it. We talked about this and they will be okay and accept it. People who commit suicide don’t think this much. They just could do it.
Conrad: I know. I know. LOL. Thinking just drives me more crazy.
Carter: You just need to do it, Conrad, or I’m gonna get you help. You can’t keep doing this everyday.
Conrad: Okay. I’m gonna do it today.
Carter: You promise?
Conrad: I promise, babe. I have to now.
Carter: Like right now?
Conrad: Where do I go?
Carter: And you can’t break a promise. And just go in a quiet parking lot or something.
CARTER : Go somewhere you know you won’t get caught. You can find a place. I know you can. Are you doing it now?
Conrad: I’m ready.
Carter: Good because it’s time, babe. You know that. When you get back from the beach you’ve gotta go do it. You’re ready. You’re determined. It’s the best time to do it.
Conrad: Okay, I will.
Carter: Are you back?
Conrad: No more thinking.
Carter: Yes. No more thinking. You need to just do it. No more waiting.
Conrad: On way back. I know where to go now.
Conrad: A parking lot. There is going to be no cars there at 9:00. So that’s when I’ll be found.
Carter: Okay, perfect. When will you be home?
Conrad: Ten minutes. Ha ha, that’s perfect.
CARTER : Okay. And, well, yeah, I don’t know.
Conrad: Like, I don’t want to kill anyone else with me.