Michelle Carter deserves sympathy, not jail, says Amanda Knox

Michelle Carter deserves sympathy, not jail, says Amanda Knox

Carter was sentenced to two and a half years, 15 months of which she would serve behind bars, but was allowed to leave with her family Thursday pending appeals. Roy's aunt, Kim Bozzi, said Carter should be "kept far away from society" and that the judge should sentence her to 20 years to "take away the spotlight that she so desperately craved".

"The case stems from the death of Roy in July 2014, when Carter was 17 and Roy was 18". Carter was also given five years of probation. "It's not enough. She should be behind bars".

"In text messages that were later entered as evidence, Carter told Roy he was ready to kill himself and asked him to promise he would go through with it. Prosecutors said during the trial that Carter had told Roy to get back in the truck after he told her he had gotten out and that she had failed to notify anyone that Roy was in danger".

The case was the first of its kind, and it was believed that Carter could face up to 20 years in prison - something which Conrad's cousin addressed on television. Reportedly, Conrad Roy's mother added that, "I pray that may his death would save lives one day", said in a report read out by the prosecution.

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"She gets to sleep in her own bed tonight". Conrad Roy III needed our sympathy and our help and didn't get it in time. He's watching us from above. The 20-year-old is not allowed to ever profit from her involvement in Roy's suicide, meaning she cannot sell her story for a book, movie or TV show.

Carter encouraged him over text messages and phone calls to take his life. You said you were gonna do it. "No normal human being who doesn't have problems would tell someone to get back in a truck where it is a toxic environment. Like I don't get why you aren't", Carter wrote in one text.

Carter's lawyer, Joseph Cataldo, said he's confident Carter eventually will be vindicated. "I think she was responsible for his 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. You just have to do it.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of MA issued a strong rebuke at the time, arguing the conviction violated free speech protections.

"The communications illustrated a deeply troubled defendant whose actions rose to the level of wanton and reckless disregard for the life of the victim", Healy said in a statement.

Carter and Roy met in Florida in 2012 while both were on vacation with their families.

Martin Healy, chief legal counsel for the Massachusetts Bar Association, said Carter sealed her own fate "through the use of her own words", according to The Boston Globe.

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