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Supreme Court refused to hear appeal in texting suicide case

Texting suicide case: Michelle Carter to spend 15 months in prison
Posted at 1:10 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 16:10:17-05

The United States Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a woman serving a 15-month sentence for her role in her boyfriend's suicide.

Michelle Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2017 in the death of Conrad Roy.

Carter messaged Roy during the time that he contemplated and attempted suicide.

When he had doubts, she encouraged him to go through with it.

Carter's argument to the Supreme Court was that her conviction was based solely on those words and was therefor a violation of her first amendment rights.

With the high court declining to hear Carter's case, her conviction remains in place.