SCOTUS declines Massachusetts suicide case

TAUNTON, Mass. (NBC) – The Supreme Court rejected an appeal from a Massachusetts woman who pushed her boyfriend to kill himself via texts.

The high court’s decision leaves Michelle Carter’s involuntary manslaughter conviction in place.

A judge found her guilty in 2017.

She’s convicted of texting her then-boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, repeatedly to kill himself in 2014. She also ordered him, in a phone call, to take his own life.

Roy died by suicide, he was 18. Carter was 17 at the time.

She is currently serving a 15-month sentence.

Her lawyers have argued her conviction violates her constitutional right to free speech.

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