When it comes to the untimely death of Conrad Roy III, Michelle Carter’s “suicide texts” are the primary evidence in the upcoming murder trial. Carter allegedly pressured her boyfriend to commit suicide. Afterward, she organized a “Homers for Conrad” softball fundraiser in the name of suicide prevention. But lawyers are blaming the victim, claiming it was Roy who masterminded his own suicide by “brainwashing” his online girlfriend.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, Michelle Carter’s trial starts next month, and she faces involuntary manslaughter charges based upon the situation.
On July 13, 2014, Conrad Roy III committed suicide in his pickup truck in the parking lot of a Fairhaven, Massachusetts, K-Mart. Police investigators later discovered that Carter and Roy had exchanged thousands of text messages. At one point, Roy apparently tried to back out of the suicide pact, but Carter allegedly encouraged him to get back into the truck in order to allow the carbon monoxide poisoning to do its deadly work.
Conrad Roy III was supposedly Michelle Carter’s “boyfriend” since 2012, and she even organized suicide prevention fundraisers. But Roy’s friends claimed they had never heard of Carter, and the Roy family says they were not aware that Conrad had a girlfriend at all.
“I didn’t even know who she was,” said Louie Pina, a friend of Conrad. “She was just like a random face. She was talking to me and my friends like there was nothing wrong. I’ve been thinking about that nonstop. I don’t know how someone, after knowing what they did, could play it off like they did nothing wrong. And how someone can organize an event in his name, claiming to have all this love for him, knowing they were a big part of why he did what he did.”
One of Michelle Carter’s suicide texts allegedly asked, “Is there any way a portable generator can kill you somehow?”
Even as she allegedly researched suicide methods, Carter was telling others she did not know where Conrad was located, and she proclaimed that she was “losing all hope that he’s even still alive.”
At the same time, she also allegedly asked Conrad, “Let me know when you’re gonna do it.”
Michelle Carter’s parents are defending their daughter, claiming “she is not the villain the media is portraying her to be.” But on July 12, a day before Conrad Roy’s suicide, she wrote about his death being her fault to a friend named Samantha Boardman.
“His death was my fault… he got out of the car, and I told him to get back in … because I knew he would do it all over again the next day.”
On July 21, it was feared that Michelle Carter’s suicide texts might become public, so Carter allegedly told Boardman about her concerns.
“[Conrad Roy’s mother] said they have to go [through] his phone and see if anyone encouraged him to do it on texts and stuff… Sam, [if] they read my messages with him I’m done… His family will hate me and I could go to jail.”
Now, even more of Michelle Carter’s suicide texts have become public. Carter said “tonight is the night” and “you just have to do it.” Carter even gave Roy a backup plan should the carbon monoxide poisoning fall through, telling him to “try the bag or hanging.”
According to South Coast Today, attorney Joseph P. Cataldo told Juvenile Judge Bettina Borders that it was actually Roy who was responsible for Michelle Carter’s suicide plan. The lawyer claims he actually “brainwashed” her and is arguing that charges be thrown out.
“He ultimately persuaded a young, impressionable girl,” Cataldo claims. “Eventually he gets her to endorse his plan.”
The lawyer claims that Michelle Carter’s suicide texts did not start until after Conrad Roy suggested they both commit suicide together “like Romeo and Juliet.” In response, Carter allegedly replied, “(Expletive), no we are not dying.”
According to the Boston Globe, Roy’s grandmother, Madeleine Bozzi, said the teen was manipulated by Michelle Carter’s suicide texts, not the other way around.
“This should have never happened to him,” said Bozzi. “He was sick and he believed everything she said.”
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