Amanda Knox pens opinion piece in support of Michelle Carter
Amanda Knox pens opinion piece in support of Michelle Carter
Woman who encouraged boyfriend to kill himself faces 20 years in prison
05 August, 2017, 00:29
Michelle Carter, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for texting her boyfriend and urging him to kill himself, has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison, with all but 15 months suspended. Amanda Knox, who spent four years in an Italian prison before she was acquitted for the murder of her roommate, writes in a Los Angeles Times op-ed that she felt a "sickening sense of deja vu" watching the prosecutors in Carter's case try to make her out to be some sort of "femme fatale", much as Knox felt she'd been portrayed herself. Asked if this case will ever be over for her, Lynn Roy told "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty, "No".
Her legal team had argued that both she and Roy suffered from mental illness.
When Carter, who was 17 years old and Roy's girlfriend at the time of his death, went on trial this summer, the prosecution argued that she was reckless and caused Roy's death by telling him to get back in the auto even though prosecutors said he didn't want to die. "Carter made bad choices of her own, awful mistakes, as her defense attorney said, that she will have to live with for the rest of her life".
The Judge was however of the opinion that her age, level of maturity or even her mental illness did not have any significant impact on her actions.
Conrad Roy's father said to the Taunton juvenile court that, "he is heartbroken over his son's death and accused Michelle Carter of his son's death".
In an extraordinary case seen as breaking new ground in a state with no law against encouraging suicide, Carter swapped hundreds of text messages with Roy, repeatedly urging him to follow through on his plan to kill himself and hide it from his parents.
"Michelle Carter exploited my son's weaknesses and used him as a pawn in her own well-being", he added.
"I just don't understand how someone can be free knowing that she deliberately told him to get back in the auto and she gets to sleep in her own bed tonight". You just have to do it, ' Carter wrote in one text.
"Two families had been torn apart and will be affected by this for years to come", she said. He also argued Carter's words amounted to free speech protected by the First Amendment. "It's not enough. She should be behind bars". The prosecutors mentioned at the trial that Michelle Carter stayed on the phone till her boyfriend died in the truck. Conrad Roy III needed our sympathy and our help and didn't get it in time.
When he rang his girlfriend, Carter told him to get back inside, the court heard. 'You said you were gonna do it. "I do believe she needs help and I do believe she needs to take responsibility for her actions".
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