"His Death Is My Fault:" Text Messages Read Aloud In Texting Suicide Trial

“Sam they read my messages with him, I’m done. His family will hate me and I could go to jail."

On Wednesday a friend of Michelle Carter, a woman accused of encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself, testified that she received disturbing text messages from Carter.

Over a month after Conrad Roy III committed suicide in 2014 by inhaling carbon monoxide in his pickup truck, Samantha Boardman said she got the following text message from Carter:  "Sam his death is my fault like honestly I could have stopped him I was on the phone with him and he got out of the car because it was working and he got scared and I (expletive) told him to get back in.”

Carter, then 17, is now on trial without a jury in a Massachusetts juvenile court. The now 20-year-old Carter is subject to adult punishment if convicted, according to the Associated Press. Wednesday marked the second day of Carter’s involuntary manslaughter trial.

“I knew he would do it all over the next day and I couldn’t have him live the way he was living anymore,” Carter texted Boardman, according to the Boston Herald. “I couldn’t do it. I wouldn’t let him.”

Boardman read the texts aloud in court. In another text, Carter seems to realize the extent of trouble she could be in.

“Sam they read my messages with him, I’m done. His family will hate me and I could go to jail,” she texted.

According to CNN, the day before Roy died, Carter texted Boardman: "Is there any way a portable generator can kill you somehow? Because he said he was getting that and some other tools at the store."

Other women who knew Carter testified Wednesday morning that Carter saw herself as an outcast that had trouble making friends, according to the Boston Herald.

[NBC Boston]

 

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