The United States’ court declared Monday that it would not take up an application brought by Michelle Carter, 23. Carter was imprisoned in February 2019 after she provoked her boyfriend, 18-year-old Conrad Roy, to die by suicide through text messages and phone calls. The supreme court’s judgment keeps Carter’s involuntary killing conviction intact. She was first sentenced to 15 months in jail.
Carter’s request reportedly forced to high court to determine whether her conviction violated the First Amendment because it was based entirely on words she texted or spoke. After the Court declared their decision not to hear Carter’s request, Roy’s Grandfather, Conrad Roy Sr, told in a news report.
Conrad Roy died due to inhaling Carbon Monoxide in his vehicle in a Fairhaven parking lot. Carter’s texts urging him to go ahead with his idea to kill himself were used as proof during her hearing. She was 17-years-old when Roy died.
Carter reportedly told a friend that Roy became scared at one point and got out of his vehicle, but she told him on the phone to get back in the car. Carter texted her boyfriend on the day he died.
The Jury Panel Allowed Her To Remain Free
Carter was condemned in 2017, but the judge permitted her to remain free while she requested her case. A prosecutor for Carter asked the judge to allow her to remain open while they carried her case to the US Supreme Court, but a judge directed that she should begin her sentence in February 2019.
Carter made a demand for early-release in September, but the Massachusetts Parole Board refused to request saying it did not meet the legal standard for release.