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A Massachusetts judge is still weighing the fate of 20-year-old Michelle Carter, who is on trial for involuntary manslaughter for allegedly urging her boyfriend — via a series of chilling texts and phone calls — to kill himself in 2014.
Conrad Roy III, 18, died in his pickup truck in a store parking lot by inhaling carbon monoxide from a portable generator.
In the final hours of Roy’s life, Carter, then 17, texted him, “You’re ready and prepared. All you have to do is turn the generator on and you [will] be free and happy. No more pushing it off. No more waiting.”
Legal scholars are closely watching the involuntary manslaughter trial, in which Carter had pleaded not guilty, because of the questions it raises about responsibility. As the verdict hangs in the balance, PEOPLE