Woman who sent friend texts urging suicide sentenced gets prison term

Texting Suicide
FILE – In this Monday, June 12, 2017 file photo, Michelle Carter stands as court is in recess at the end of the day at her trial in Taunton, Mass. Carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter for encouraging Conrad Roy III to kill himself in July 2014. The judge is set to issue a verdict in the case on Friday. (Faith Ninivaggi/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool, File)

Michelle Carter, who encouraged a teenaged boy to kill himself in dozens of text messages and told him to “get back in” a truck filled with toxic gas, received a 2½-year prison sentence Thursday on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.


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