Prosecutors: Text messages prove Michelle Carter caused death of friend

Re-posted from teenage girl who convinced her boyfriend to commit suicide now on trial, text messages released to the public.

WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

PLAINVILLE, Mass. (WPRI) — Prosecutors say a Massachusetts teen “wantonly and recklessly” assisted her friend in taking his own life last July – and new court documents are shedding light on how she allegedly encouraged him to commit suicide.

Michelle Carter, now 18, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III. He died of carbon monoxide poisoning last July and was found in his truck behind a Fairhaven K-Mart, police said.

Newly-released text messages – obtained by Eyewitness News – prove that Carter caused Conrad’s death, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors say Carter, who was 17 at the time of Conrad’s death, first counseled him to overcome his doubts – telling him he would be happier once he was dead and that his parents would not suffer.

The documents detail the text message conversation between Carter and Conrad…

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