A Massachusetts teenage girl was facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter after allegedly encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself. She is out on bail, according to KFOR.com.
Conrad Roy, 18, died of carbon monoxide poisoning while sitting in his truck behind a K-Mart last summer in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, according to Boston TV station WBZ-TV.
Roy’s cell phone was found next to his body, and showed he had been text messaging with his girlfriend, Michelle Carter, right up until his death, the station reported.
Investigators told the station that at one point, Roy started to back out of the suicide, saying he did not want to leave his family and got out of the truck.
Carter texted Roy to “get back in,” according to court documents released to the station.
Carter’s phone revealed a text message she sent to a friend, saying, “….his death is my fault….I was on the phone with him and he got out of the car because it was working and he got scared and I told him to get back in.”
She later tweeted that she missed him.
“Enjoy the parade from up there tomorrow Conrad, I know you would of loved to be there ♥ Really missing you tonight pic.twitter.com/rZmSfgGhXS
— Michelle Carter (@michyc47) February 4, 2015
The 18-year-old Carter was indicted earlier this month after authorities concluded she “strongly influenced” Roy’s actions the day he died.