Thursday, 14 November, 2019

Michelle Carter loses parole bid but will get out early anyway

Michelle Carter parole: Woman jailed for encouraging boyfriend Conrad Roy to kill himself denied early release Michelle Carter, who went to jail for encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself, is denied parole
Travis Berry | 22 September, 2019, 00:58

Michelle Carter, who infamously prodded her boyfriend to commit suicide over texts when they were teens, is due to be released early from prison regardless of a parole board's upcoming decision.

Carter began her 15-month sentence in February at the Bristol County House of Corrections in Dartmouth.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Carter, now 23-years-old, was denied parole Friday morning in her 15-month jail sentence.

Roy, 18, poisoned himself with carbon monoxide in a truck he parked in a Kmart parking lot in Fairhaven, Mass.

After completing almost half of her sentence, Carter appeared in a closed-door hearing Thursday to request to be paroled after serving seven months.

The young woman convicted of charges in her boyfriend's suicide has been denied parole in MA on September 20, it was reported. "She's earned nearly two months good time off".

"The [board] is insecure that Ms. Carter now not simplest encouraged [Conrad Roy III] to recall his hold lifestyles, she actively prevented others from intervening in his suicide", the board wrote in its decision.

Michelle Carter parole: Woman jailed for encouraging boyfriend Conrad Roy to kill himself denied early release

"Ms. Carter's self-serving statements and behavior, leading up to and after his suicide, appear to be irrational and lacked sincerity", the parole board continued.

The Massachusetts Parole Board took less than a day to decide that Michelle Carter should not be released after serving only seven months in prison.

"Did not provide sufficient insight into reason for lack of empathy at time of crime and surrounding time period".

During sentencing, the judge said Carter admitted in texts that she took no action to help Roy; she knew the location of his truck and did not notify Roy's mother or sisters. He added that his client also was struggling with mental health issues at the time Roy III committed suicide.

Both Roy and Carter suffered from clinical depression and had previously attempted suicide, two disheartening factors the young pair centered their companionship on. "By no means is she a danger to society", Cataldo said. Her lawyers are hoping to bring the case to the Supreme Court, where they want her conviction to be reviewed and vacated. After his death, a trail of text messages revealed that Carter, then 17, was relentless in her pro-suicide texts to him.

'Drink bleach. Why don't you just drink bleach? You just have to do it. "You're fine, it's gonna be okay".

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