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Michelle Carter, Woman Convicted In Texting Suicide Case, Released From Jail

Added 01-23-20 12:26:02pm EST - “She served less than a year behind bars after being convicted of manslaughter for urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Michelle Carter, Woman Convicted In Texting Suicide Case, Released From Jail”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

BOSTON (AP) — A woman convicted of manslaughter for urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in text messages that included, “Just do it, babe,” was released from jail Thursday.

Michelle Carter was released more than three months early from a county jail in Massachusetts, where she had been serving a 15-month sentence. The 23-year-old Plainville native accrued enough credits for good behavior and attending jail programs, according to officials. She now has to serve five years of probation.

Carter, wearing a white blazer and dark slacks, was spotted being driven out of the facility by her parents Thursday morning.

Her release comes after the U.S. Supreme Court declined last week to hear her lawyers’ appeal of her involuntary manslaughter conviction in the 2014 death of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III.

Carter’s case garnered national attention as it raised thorny legal questions about free speech and provided a disturbing look at teenage relationships and depression. It also sparked legislative proposals in Massachusetts to criminalize suicide coercion.

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