A Massachusetts court recently convicted Michelle Carter of involuntary manslaughter after she urged her boyfriend Conrad Roy to commit suicide via dozens and dozens of text messages, as Crime Online reported.
Now, the victim’s aunt, Kim Bozzi, has stated that Carter, 20, performed some utterly cruel actions in the wake of Roy’s death, in an interview she gave to 20/20.
“She wanted to go through his room and take some of his belongings,” she told the news program, according to a transcript provided by Radar Online. “That’s when things started to get weird.”
Bozzi also said that Carter asked for the victim’s ashes. At this time the family did not know that she was responsible for his death.
Additionally, Roy’s aunt noted that Carter fooled the entire family, putting on an act while the 18-year-old was still considered missing.
“[Carter] was there, sitting on the phone, talking to him while he was taking his last breath,” she said. “She texted my niece a couple hours later, ‘Hey, do you know where your brother is?'”
“Then she texted his mom the next day, ‘Oh, hey, have you heard from Conrad?’ Knowing all along.”
Bozzi is still grief-stricken due to the death of her nephew and lays the blame squarely at Carter’s feet, saying that the 20-year-old has a “damaged moral core.”
“I think she forced him to kill himself. I think if it wasn’t for her he’d still be here,” she said.
She also pushed for Carter to get the maximum sentence, in a letter to the judge obtained by ABC News.
“I believe she should be kept far away from society,” she wrote. “Take away the spotlight that she so desperately craves.”
Carter was sentenced to two and a half years behind bars, with a 15 month mandatory stay, and five years of probation.
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