The hearing in MA heard that Michelle Carter, who faces a charge of involuntary manslaughter charge, allegedly texting her boyfriend to - among other things - "just do it" before, he took his own life in 2014. He had also tried to commit suicidal once before, but in 2014, he tragically succumbed to carbon monoxide and was found dead inside his truck in a parking lot.
Prosecutors released transcripts of text messages the then-17-year-old Carter sent to Roy.
A WOMAN accused of persuading her boyfriend to kill himself in a string of texts sent him chilling messages saying "the time is right, you're ready", a court has heard.
Carter's attorney, Joseph Cataldo, has painted a starkly different version of events, describing Roy as deeply depressed over the divorce of his parents and a victim of physical and emotional abuse who was on a "path to take his own life for years".
"She used Conrad as a pawn in her sick game of life and death", Flynn said.
Michelle Carter appears in court on Monday, May 5, 2017. I heard him die, " Carter wrote. "You said your mom saw a suicide thing on your computer and she didn't say anything".
Michelle Carter's trial got underway Tuesday in juvenile court in Taunton.
Judge Lawrence Moniz will now decide her guilt or innocence after analyzing the evidence - which exclusively comprise of dozens upon dozens of messages the two shared, where she allegedly mocked him when he tried to back out of killing himself.
But Ellikan says the toughest task facing the defense is to change the perception of Michelle Carter.
Carter's trial is expected to raise the question of whether a person can be charged with someone else's death if they weren't there.
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Reading text after text, Flynn portrayed Carter as coaxing, badgering, berating and mocking the troubled teenage boy into suicide. They communicated mostly through text messages and phone calls. According to MassLive, Carter's trial was scheduled to start Monday, but she waived her right to a trial by jury and has instead opted to allow a judge to decide the case.
However, Carter never mentioned her knowledge of Roy's suicide plans and texted Camdyn Roy later to request some of her brother's ashes, according to testimony.
In another message, she texted: "You're finally going to be happy in heaven".
"She. assured him that his family would understand why he did it". This was a suicide, a sad and tragic suicide.
"At the moment, there's really no law on the books in MA about whether somebody can encourage somebody to commit suicide or not", he said.
Prosecutors will allege Carter drove her 18-year-old boyfriend to his death in order to 'attract sympathy'. "No more pushing it off", she allegedly wrote.
"It is in the various text messages that she tells him that he should get help and go to McLean Hospital", a psychiatric facility where Carter had also once been a patient, Cataldo told PEOPLE.
Mr Roy had met Carter around two years earlier but they had only seen each other a handful of times, despite living only 35 miles apart in Massachusetts' southeast.
Prosecutors have argued Michelle Carter, 20, wanted the sympathy and attention that came with being the "grieving girlfriend" from her peers. Lynn Roy acknowledged that her son had previously attempted suicide and had long suffered from anxiety.