Michelle Carter loses parole bid but will get out early anyway

Michelle Carter parole: Woman jailed for encouraging boyfriend Conrad Roy to kill himself denied early release

Michelle Carter, who went to jail for encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself, is denied parole

Carter, now 22, has served seven months of her 15-month sentence at the Bristol County House of Correction in Dartmouth, Massachusetts for involuntary manslaughter in Conrad Roy III's 2014 death.

"Ms. Carter needs to further address her causative factors that led to the governing offense", the board concluded. Roy, 18, took his life after Carter, then 17, told him over the phone and via text to get into his carbon monoxide-filled truck.

Meantime, Carter's appeal yesterday to be released after serving about half her sentence was denied by a two-member state parole board, according to a record of the decision provided by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security in MA.

A judge found Carter was responsible for Roy's death because she urged him to continue with his suicide plan.

Michelle Carter, serving a 15-month sentence for her part in her boyfriend's death by suicide, will leave jail weeks early even after her bid for parole was denied this week by MA officials, according to a sheriff's spokesman and a state record.

In denying Carter's request for parole, one of the board members wrote: "Given subject's behavior in facilitating victim's death, release [is] not compatible with [the] best interest of society".

Michelle Carter parole: Woman jailed for encouraging boyfriend Conrad Roy to kill himself denied early release

Carter's defense team has appealed her conviction to the US Supreme Court, which has yet to decide whether it will hear the case. "She's earned nearly two months good time off".

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Carter, now 23-years-old, was denied parole Friday morning in her 15-month jail sentence. "You can't think about it".

The lawyer for Michelle Carter is disappointed she wasn't released early from jail after encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself in a series of texts and phone calls.

In its February 6 ruling, the SJC unanimously rejected defense arguments that Carter's conversations with Roy and the dozens of text messages and e-mails that they exchanged before his death were protected speech under the First Amendment. "I could have stopped him but I told him to get back in the auto".

Carter's attorney, Joseph Cataldo, told ABC News on Friday that the board's is based on the "incorrect and dangerous" of a prior legal ruling.

"The time is right and you are ready. just do it babe", Carter wrote in a text to Roy II the day he died, according to The Hill.




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