Conrad Roy III then 18 and Michelle Carter 17 started dating in 2012 after they met in Florida while visiting respective relatives.
According to NDT.TV, in 2014, Conrad became depressed and spoke suicidal thoughts to Carter. She wanted to get him help at first, but her stance soon took a drastic twist!
By early July, Carter began to push the idea forward. “If this is the only way you think you’re gonna be happy, heaven will welcome you with open arms,” she wrote.
But when Conrad Roy showed doubt she assertively insisted he’d go through with it. She went as far as to have him “promise” her he’d do it and reminding him that “you can’t break a promise”.
Conrad Roy III was found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in his truck at a Kmart parking lot in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, on July 13, 2014.
Three years later, Carter now faces up to twenty years in prison; a decision that has left many legal experts shocked reports NY TIMES.
The following is an excerpt provided by DeadState of the text message conversation that led to Roy’s suicide:
CARTER: You can’t think about it. You just have to do it. You said you were gonna do it. Like I don’t get why you aren’t…
CONRAD: I don’t know. I’m stressing.
CARTER: You’re fine. It’s gonna be okay. You just gotta do it, babe. You can’t think about it.
CONRAD: Okay. Okay. I got this.
CARTER: Yes, you do. I believe in you. Did you delete the messages?
Michelle Carter admits that she was on the phone with Roy during the last moments of his life. This is what ultimately led to Judge Lawrence Moniz’s controversial guilty verdict decision. As Conrad Roy’s truck filled with carbon monoxide, he got out; sought fresh air but was ordered by Carter to “get back in the car” as she listened to him die and didn’t call for help.