Globe Reporter Jan Ransom On Carter Texting Suicide Trial

Jun 15, 2017

Update: A judge found Michelle Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter on Friday. Her sentencing was scheduled for August.

The fate of Michelle Carter, the woman accused of urging her boyfriend to commit suicide through text messages, is in the hands of a juvenile court judge. Carter was 17 when her boyfriend, Conrad Roy, III, ended his life. She has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, even though she was not physically present when he died.

This week, prosecutors and defense attorneys presented closing arguments in her trial, which has garnered national attention. Reporter Jan Ransom has been covering the Taunton trial for The Boston Globe, and she joined RIPR's Dave Fallon to talk about it.