Michelle Carter, 20, is on trial this week on involuntary manslaughter charges in the suicide death of boyfriend Conrad Roy III, who prosecutors say was urged to kill himself through a series of text messages sent by Carter.
"You need to do it, Conrad."
"You can't think about it, you just have to do it."
"Are you going to do it today?"
Prosecutors argue the texts are overwhelming evidence that while Carter played the role of a loving girlfriend, she was secretly urging Roy to kill himself. The next day, in July 2014, Roy's body was found slumped in his black Ford F-150, dead from carbon monoxide poisoning.
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Source: CNN; photo: Michelle Carter, 20, with her attorney Joseph Cataldo in court in Taunton, Mass., on Monday. A judge, not a jury, will decide whether she is guilty of involuntary manslaughter in her boyfriend’s suicide. Pool photo by Faith Ninivaggi