Michelle Carter Being Sued For $4.2 Million By Late Boyfriend's Mother

Michelle Carter Being Sued For $4.2 Million By Late Boyfriend's Mother”

Michelle Carter was convicted in June by a judge who said her final instruction to Conrad Roy III caused his death.

Noting that she may have been motivated by "a sense of self-aggrandizement", the judge barred Carter from profiting off Roy's death during through her probation.

Carter's defense attorney, Joseph Cataldo, told "20/20", "Michelle didn't come into this relationship anything but a young girl struggling with her own mental health issues, until Conrad Roy prodded her into his suicidal thinking".

Amanda Knox was famously accused of murdering her roommate, Meredith Kercher, while she studied overseas in Italy in 2007.

On Thursday, Carter was sentenced to just two-and-a-half years after sending Conrad Roy, her then-boyfriend, text messages encouraging him to commit suicide. The lawsuit was filed against Michelle Carter last month in Norfolk Superior Court on behalf of her son's estate.

The judge called the case, which has garnered worldwide attention, "a tragedy for two families".

Prosecutors at the trial portrayed Carter as a manipulator who deliberately pushed Roy into suicide to gain sympathy and attention from her peers, pointing to deceptive statements she made after his death and her desire to take public credit for a charity baseball game she organized in his memory.

Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz also sentenced Carter on Thursday to five years of probation. The incident happened in 2014 when she was only 17 years old and Roy was 18.

During Carter's trial, her lawyer argued that Roy was determined to kill himself and nothing Carter did could change that. The prosecution sought the maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars.

A prosecutor has urged seven to 12 years' imprisonment for a MA woman who sent numerous text messages urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself.

"Michelle Carter deserves the same sympathy and help now". Carter texted that she "told him to get back in".

Conrad Roy Jr., the dead man's father, said it inflicted the "worst emotional pain" he has ever experienced.

Roy was found dead inside his truck from carbon monoxide poisoning.

A 13-year-old sister, Camden Roy, testified that she's "haunted" by the realization that she'll never see her brother Wednesday or be an aunt to his children.

Knox, who was convicted of the 2007 murder of her roommate in Italy but was later exonerated when the conviction was overturned, wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times claiming Michelle Carter was "wrongfully convicted" of the death of her boyfriend, who she repeatedly told to kill himself, gave him research on possible methods, pressured him to go through with it when he appeared to have second thoughts.

"Conrad Roy III needed our sympathy and our help and didn't get it in time".

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