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“Just do it:” Woman accused of convincing depressed teen boy to commit suicide via text messages, phone calls

Nancy Grace discusses the unusual case with Maryland criminal defense lawyer Robin Ficker.

Michelle Carter sent hundreds of texts to Conrad Roy urging her boyfriend to kill himself in the days and weeks before the teen killed himself in 2014.

Carter, now 20, is on trial in Massachusetts for manslaughter as prosecutors argued Roy’s death was the result of her cruel words.“Everyone will be sad for a while but they will get over it and move on,” one of the messages said.

Prosecutor MaryClare Flynn said in her opening statements that Carter, who was 18, hoped the suicide would be her attention and sympathy as the “grieving girlfriend.”

Carter defense lawyer Joseph Cataldo told jurors that all of the physical actions that led to Roy’s death were his own and that Carter was miles away when he killed himself. The teen had been on a suicidal path for years, he said.

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In this “Crime Stories” episode, Nancy Grace discusses the unusual case with Maryland criminal defense lawyer Robin Ficker.