Texting suicide convict, Michelle Carter, described as ‘model inmate’ – Daily News


Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts woman who sent her suicidal boyfriend text messages urging him to kill himself, has been branded a ‘model inmate,’ just days after beginning a 15-month sentence for involuntary manslaughter Carter, 22, was taken into custody on Monday after a top court upheld her manslaughter conviction in the 2014 death of her 18-year-old boyfriend Conrad Roy III  Carter has started her sentence at the women’s center at the Bristol County House of Correction in Dartmouth She is currently in the facility’s medical area, which is common for inmates new to prison life    Jonathan Darling, a spokesman for Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, said Carter is doing ‘OK’ and has already visited the prison library and checked out a book ‘We haven’t had any problems with her. She’s been very polite with our staff. So far she’s been a model inmate,’ Darling said, as reported by the Boston Herald  Darling added that Carter could be moved into the general prison population by the end of this week If she is moved into a new cell, staff will want to check she is going to be safe and plan to interview other women inmates to see if anyone says ‘she’s evil’ or ‘wants to fight her,’ Darling said   Following a trial that gained international attention, Carter was sentenced to 15 months in prison in 2017, after a judge ruled that she caused Roy’s death after telling him to ‘get back in’ his truck that was filling with toxic gas after he told her he was scared The judge had allowed her to remain free while she appealed, but Massachusetts’ highest court upheld her manslaughter conviction last week   Carter’s lawyer had urged the judge to allow the young woman to stay out of jail while they take her case to the U S. Supreme Court.  But a judge ruled on Monday that she should start her sentence      Carter was 17 when Roy took his own life in Fairhaven, a town on Massachusetts’ south coast in July 2014  Carter and Roy, who had both battled with depression, were from Massachusetts but met in Florida in 2012 while on vacation with their families  Their relationship consisted mainly of electronic communication.  In dozens of text messages revealed during her trial, Carter pushed Roy to end his life, chastising him when he hesitated  As Roy made excuses to put off his plans, Carter’s texts became more insistent. ‘You keep pushing it off and say you’ll do it but u never do It’s always gonna be that way if u don’t take action,’ Carter texted him on the day he died   ‘I thought you wanted to do this. The time is right and you’re ready – just do it babe,’ she wrote  Even though there was no recording of Carter’s phone call with Roy, prosecutors pointed to a text that Carter sent to a friend two months later in which she called Roy’s death her fault and said she told Roy to ‘get back in’ the truck  The juvenile court judge focused his guilty verdict on the fact Carter had told Roy over the phone to get back into the truck when it was filling with carbon monoxide  The judge said Carter had a duty to call emergency services or Roy’s family but had instead listened while he died   Share this article Share Carter’s defense had argued that there was no evidence that Roy would have lived if Carter had called for help   Daniel Marx, who argued the case for Carter before the Supreme Judicial Court, said last week that the court’s ruling ‘stretches the law to assign blame for a tragedy that was not a crime ”It has very troubling implications, for free speech and due process,’ Marx said

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