Michelle Carter Gets 2 1/2 Years Prison Sentence

Michelle Carter, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter on June 16th for the death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III, has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison. 15 months of the sentence will be served in prison plus a period of supervised probation. Carter had repeatedly told Roy to kill himself over text, and ordered him to get back into a truck that was filling fast with carbon monoxide, which eventually led to his death.

The guilty verdict was unique because there is nothing under Massachusetts law that forbids someone from encouraging someone else to commit suicide.

Sources: CNN and Boston Globe

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