Michelle Carter not only urged her boyfriend Conrad Roy III to commit suicide, but she prompted him from beginning to end through the entire deadly ordeal. While Roy was in the process of dying from carbon monoxide poisoning sitting in a pickup truck, Carter told him to “get back in” when he got out of the truck because he was scared.
This is what was presented in documents to a New Bedford, Massachusetts court when Carter was arrested and arraigned on involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of her boyfriend. She was indicted as a youthful offender in this crime.
Carter, 18, knew that Roy was suffering from depression and instead of urging him to get help, Carter allegedly talked her 18-year-old boyfriend through this suicide. She did this via phone calls and text messages while he was in the process of taking his own life in 2014.
Shortly after Roy’s death Carter hosted a fundraiser to raise money for depression research in Roy’s name. She also created a tribute to him online posting Roy’s pictures, but friends said she did these things for attention only. It wasn’t until police went back and investigated the communication between Roy and Carter that the picture fell into place, according to News Oxy on Feb. 28.
Roy had turned on a gas water pump in his grandfather’s pickup truck and sat in the truck until he died from carbon monoxide poisoning. He spoke on the phone to Carter while sitting in the truck waiting for his life to end. The two also exchanged text messages during this time.
At one point during his suicide attempt, he got out of the truck and texted Carter that he was scared to end it all. She told him to “get back it,” according to reports. Carter also texted friends about Roy’s suicide, telling one friend that she urged him to kill himself now because if he didn’t she worried that “he would do it all over again.”
According to police after they reviewed the text messages between Roy and Carter the story became clear. They said that “Michelle not only encouraged Conrad to take his own life, she questioned him repeatedly as to when and why he hadn’t done it yet, right up to the point of when his final text was sent to her on Saturday evening, July 12, 2014,” reports NECN News.
A spokesperson for the Bristol County DA, Greg Miliote said, “Miss Carter is alleged to have strongly influenced his decision to take his own life, encouraged him to commit suicide, and guided him in his engagement of activities which led to his death.” Conrad’s parents spoke to the media and they are just devastated over this. Janice Roy, Conrad’s mother, said, “I am angry, but it’s just bringing things back again and it is really hard.
Police have hundreds of emails in this case including emails in which Carter expressed her fears to her friends of being arrested in this case. She was arrested and arraigned on charges of involuntary manslaughter and she is out on $2,500 cash bail.