‘Gross negligence’

Woman who incited boyfriend to commit suicide is sued for $4.2 million

Attorney Cory Madera and his defendant Michelle Carter during her trial in juvenile court, in Taunton, Mass., June 12, 2017. (Faith Ninivaggi/Pool via The New York Times)

Michelle Carter, who was convicted in June of involuntary manslaughter for inciting her boyfriend to commit suicide, is now being sued by the deceased man’s mother.

Radar obtained a copy of the civil lawsuit filed by Lynn Roy, the mother of Conrad Roy. Court documents allege that Carter acted with “gross negligence, and/or her willful, wanton and/or reckless conduct” when she “encouraged Mr. Roy to kill himself.” Lynn Roy is seeking $4.2 million for “reasonably anticipated lost wages.”

Text messages sent between Carter and Roy in 2014, when both parties were teenagers, show Carter urging Roy to buy a generator and fill his car with carbon dioxide. When he hesitated, she told him to “get back in” the vehicle.

Carter, now 20, was sentenced to two and half years in jail, with 15 months to be served and the rest suspended until August 2022. She is currently out on probation, while she awaits a Massachusetts court to rule on her appeal.

Read the full story at The Cut.

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