Woman who sent texts urg­ing sui­cide gets 15 months in jail

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TAUN­TON | A woman who en­cour­aged her sui­ci­dal boyfriend to kill him­self in dozens of text mes­sages and told him to “get back in” a truck filled with toxic gas was sen­tenced Thurs­day to 15 months in jail for in­vol­un­tary man­slaugh­ter.

Michelle Carter was con­victed in June by a judge who said her fi­nal in­struc­tion to Con­rad Roy III caused his death. Carter was 17 when the 18-yearold Roy was found dead of car­bon monox­ide poi­son­ing in July 2014.

Ju­ve­nile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz gave Carter a 2-year jail sen­tence but said she had to serve only 15 months of that. He also sen­tenced her to five years of pro­ba­tion.

Carter’s lawyer had asked the judge to spare his client any jail time and in­stead give her five years of pro­ba­tion and re­quire her to re­ceive men­tal health coun­sel­ing. He said she was strug­gling with men­tal health is­sues of her own — bu­limia, anorexia and de­pres­sion — dur­ing the time she urged Roy to kill him­self.

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