On Monday, MPs Carter led out of the courtroom in Taunton, Massachusetts, after Moniz had granted the request of the Commonwealth after the sentence was set aside.
The case raised the issue of freedom of expression as to whether a person should be held responsible for the actions of another person by their words.
"The Roy family is glad that this aspect of the case is over," family lawyer Eric S. Goldman said in a statement. The family continues to seek a civil claim for damages and hopes to set up a fund on behalf of her son to educate people on suicide prevention.
Carter was 17 years old when the 18-year-old Roy died in July 2014. The case depended on SMS messages between the two, in which Carter asked Roy to kill himself.
The prosecution argued that Carter had heard over the phone when Roy in his pickup truck stifled the inhalation of carbon monoxide and failed to notify his parents or authorities when he died for that court's protected speech. "
" Massachusetts would be the only state to sustain an involuntary conviction for manslaughter, in which an absent defendant, alone in words, encouraged another to commit suicide, "the lawyers said in their motion.
Carter's lawyer said earlier this month that the verdict that upheld the conviction was based on a narrative that did not support the evidence.
" Today's decision extends the law to blame for one To forgive tragedy, which was not a crime. It has very disturbing consequences for the freedom of expression, due process and exercise of the public prosecutor's discretion that should affect us all, "said lawyer Daniel Marx.
Janet DiGiacomo and Carma Hassan of CNN contributed to this History at.