Supreme Court won’t take up appeal of Michelle Carter’s conviction for role in boyfriend’s suicide
Carter had asked the justices to take up her case, arguing that her conviction three years ago for involuntary manslaughter — based on her words alone — violated her First Amendment rights.
Carter was found guilty in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III, who killed himself in his car in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, in 2014. After his death, investigators discovered Roy had texted Carter as he contemplated and attempted suicide, and that she’d encouraged him to do it when he had doubts.
Massachusetts’ highest court upheld Carter’s conviction following an appeal last February.
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CNN’s Devan Cole contributed to this report.
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