Massachusetts woman Michelle Carter, 23, is attending a parole hearing on Thursday. She has served seven months of her 15-month sentence after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter for telling her late boyfriend Conrad Roy III to take his own life. The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office described her as a “model inmate” shortly after she started serving time in February, according to The Boston Herald. If things continued like that, then her behind bars behavior wouldn’t weigh against her chances at leaving the Bristol County House of Correction early.
— NBC10 Boston (@NBC10Boston) September 19, 2019
Carter was convicted in Roy’s death back in 2017, but her sentence was pushed back to this year while she pursued an appeal. She asked the U.S. Supreme Court in July to overturn her conviction on First Amendment grounds.
Carter, then 17, badgered Roy to take his own life. Text evidence weighed against her.
“You’re not joking about this or bullshitting me, right?” she wrote. “I just want to make sure you’re being serious. Like I know you are, but I don’t know. You always say you’re gonna do it, but you never do. I just want to make sure tonight is the real thing.”
The court fights centered on whether Carter was legally culpable for Roy dying by suicide.
— Lisa Gresci (@Lisa_Gresci) September 19, 2019
[Mugshot via Bristol County]