Prosecutor: Teen in texting suicide case wanted attention
June 7, 2017
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A teenager charged with using text messages to encourage her boyfriend to kill himself played a "sick game" with another person's life, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
In dozens of text messages and telephone calls, Michelle Carter, then 17, repeatedly urged Conrad Roy III, 18, to kill himself, prosecutor Maryclare Flynn said in opening statements at Carter's manslaughter trial.
Roy was sitting in his pickup in the parking lot of a store in July 2014 as the truck filled with carbon monoxide. After he exited the truck, Carter told him to "get back in," Flynn said at the tr...