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taunton, mass.» A judge has set a March 6 trial date for a Mas­sachusetts woman ac­cused of send­ing her boyfriend text mes­sages en­cour­ag­ing him to kill him­self.

Michelle Carter is charged with man­slaugh­ter in the 2014 death of Con­rad Roy III. The 18-year-old Roy died of car­bon monox­ide poi­son­ing. Pros­e­cu­tors say Carter, then 17, had sent him dozens of mes­sages urg­ing him to fol­low through on his sui­cide plan. Dur­ing a pre­trial hear­ing Mon­day, a judge set the trial date and granted a re­quest from Carter’s lawyer for funds to hire an ex­pert to ex­am­ine an an­tide­pres­sant Carter and Roy were tak­ing at the time of his death. The judge ini­tially re­jected the re­quest. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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