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By David K. Li
The Massachusetts woman, who had encouraged her boyfriend's suicide through text messages, was arrested on Monday after the Supreme Court Michelle Carter, 22, must immediately begin her 15-month stay behind bars, the Judge of the Juvenile Court in Bristol, Lawrence Moniz, ruled by the bank in Taunton, Massachusetts.
Carter's lawyers had asked Moniz to keep her client free while trying to hear the case before the US Supreme Court. And on Monday, the Massachusetts Supreme Court, the Massachusetts Supreme Court dismissed Carter's request for emergency, which sought to delay the conviction.
"This case is not legally closed," said defender Joseph Cataldo to the judge. "We intend to appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States within the next 90 days."
Moniz did not comment on the merits of the prosecution or the defense arguments when he ordered Carter into custody.
Carter showed no emotion when the bailiffs abducted her involuntary manslaughter for her role in July 2014 in the suicide of Conrad Roy III.
Carter phoned Roy when he inhaled carbon monoxide in his pickup truck in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Carter was 17 at the time and only a month or so out of a psychiatric hospital when Roy killed himself.
Carter decided against a jury, and Judge Moniz noted that she had contributed to Roy's death by telling him to "return." His truck filled with toxic fumes.
"The evidence against the defendants has proven that by her wanton or reckless behavior she caused the death of the victim by suicide," said the court last week. "Your conviction of an involuntary manslaughter as a juvenile offender is neither legal nor unconstitutional, so the verdict is confirmed."
The Supreme Court cited Carter's own words in text messages to friends after Roy's death to support their conviction. 19659009] "As the defendant herself declared and we repeat because of her meaning" [The victim’s] death is my fault, as if I honestly said I could have stopped him. I was on the phone with him and he came out of [truck] He worked, and he got scared, and I told him to go back in, "the court wrote in its ruling.
Editor's note: If you For help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.