'Jump over a building, stab yourself, idk': Chilling messages Michelle Carter sent suicidal Conrad Roy revealed
HBO's new documentary 'I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth V. Michelle Carter,' has revealed some harrowing details of the Michelle Carter case, where 17-year-old Carter, urged her 18-year-old boyfriend Conrad Roy III to kill himself via text messages.
Roy died by suicide - poisoning himself with carbon monoxide fumes in his truck near a Kmart parking lot in Fairhaven, Massachusetts on July 13, 2014.
The documentary revealed that Carter had suggested several ways in which Roy could kill himself. "Drink bleach. Why don't you just drink bleach? Hang yourself. Jump over a building, stab yourself, idk. There's a lot of ways," she had told him, one of the messages between the two revealed.
All texts exchanges between the two have been submitted to the court as evidence.
Carter pleaded to the Supreme Court of the United States in June after being convicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and ordered by a Massachusetts judge to begin serving her sentence. She was sentenced to 15 months in a county jail where she began serving the sentence this year.
Her lawyers are calling her conviction "unprecedented" and say that she was only exercising her right to free speech and that her involvement consisted of "words alone".
The documentary shows that both Carter and Roy had clinical depression and that both of them had attempted suicide before. They had a long distance relationship and would most contact each other online.
Roy poisoned himself with carbon monoxide fumes in his truck near a Kmart parking lot in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. In his last moments, Roy had been scared and had called Carter, who told him to get back in his truck. "His death is my fault like honestly I could have stopped him," Carter had later told a friend, "I was on the phone with him and he got out of the car because it was working and he got scared and I f***ing told him to get back in."
The documentary raises an important question - can Carter be held responsible for Roy's suicide?
Carr said she wanted the film to act as the jury trial Carter didn't get - she had opted for a bench trial. "We really wanted to present the case in a way that you became her jury," Carr said.
However, she questioned whether she did really tell Roy to get back into the truck. "Michelle Carter has a lot of issues with deception with lying for attention," director Erin Lee Carr, told The Associated Press. “How are we to trust that one sentence that it actually happened?"