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High School Senior Accused of Encouraging Friend to Kill Himself

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A teenage girl is facing manslaughter charges for allegedly encouraging a male friend to commit suicide.

Michelle Carter, 18, of Plainville, Mass. is accused of having sent text messages to Conrad Roy III as he attempted to kill himself by carbon monoxide poisoning last July, encouraging him to remain in the idling truck as it filled with exhaust fumes.

A police report read in part:

“…when he actually started to carry out the act, he got scared again and exited his truck, but instead of telling him to stay out of the truck … Carter told him to ‘get back in.’”

Carter, an honor roll student, went on to raise money for mental illness in Roy’s name and wrote on social media about suicide prevention. She has been indicted as a “youthful offender.”

[The Sun Chronicle]

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