Michelle Carter is perhaps the most morally bankrupt individual that you're going to read about for quite some time. And if you don't believe me, you will after you read the horrifying details that are centered around her huge recent criminal case and the suicide of Conrad Roy.
Carter emotionally manipulated Roy in a variety of ways, all with the aspirations that he would kill himself and that she would get the attention she deserved as a "grieving girlfriend."
When he succeeded and the texts that the two had exchanged became public, people were left shocked at how someone could be so heartless.
Along with informing Roy how to kill himself and saying that nobody would miss him, Carter manipulated him literally up until his death by convincing him to get back into his car that was filling with poisonous fumes.
Below we have countless texts from both Carter and Roy, as well as the texts that Carter sent to her friend shortly after Roy's death.
Be warned, this story isn't for the faint of heart.
15 Who The Victim Was
In order to completely break down the story of Michelle Carter, it's important to note the tragic individual who was convinced to end his life.
Conrad Roy was 18 years old at the time of his passing. He was a sufferer from depression and it was also reported that he had been physically abused in the past. Carter and Roy met back in 2012 but kept their exchanges almost entirely to text.
Roy's mother has since said that Carter clearly does not have a soul, as well as saying,
"I think she needs to be held responsible for her actions ’cause she knew exactly what she was doing. She knew exactly what she was doing and what she said....I don’t believe she has a conscience. The fact that she would say to him, ‘Your family will get over you.’ How is that even — I will never get over him.”
14 Carter Convinced Him His Family Didn't Care About Him
One of the big factors that go into preventing suicide is that you do not want to hurt the people you would leave behind with your actions. Roy's family will never be able to get over the loss, something Roy acknowledged in a text to Carter
Roy: "I'm just to sensitive. I want my family to know there was nothing they could do. I am entrapped in my own thoughts. Like no I would be happy if they had no guilt about it. because I have a bad feeling tht this is going to create a lot of depression between my parents/sisters,"
Leading Carter to callously reply,
Carter: "I think your parents know you're in a really bad place. Im not saying they want you to do it, but I honestly feel like they can accept it. You said you're mom saw a suicide thing on your computer and she didn't say anything. I think she knows it's on your mind and she's prepared for it. Everyone will be sad for a while, but they will get over it and move on."
13 She Manipulated Him When He Started Freaking Out
Roy's decision to end his own life was one that he debated over the course of weeks while talking to Carter.
On July 11th, Roy reached out to Carter saying that he was starting to freak out again about the prospect of ending his own life,
Roy: "Idk I'm freaking out again. I'm overthinking"
Which led to Carter emotionally blackmailing him saying that now is when he has to do it,
Carter: "I thought you wanted to do this. The time is right and you're ready, you just need to do it! You can't keep living this way. You just need to do it like you did last time and not think about it and just do it babe. You can't keep doing this every day"
12 After He Didn't Kill Himself On July 11th, She Continued To Hurl Abuse
Roy was not having himself a good time on July 11th as indicated by the texts that he was sending to Carter.
The next day when it became clear that he had not killed himself, Carter continued to emotionally prod at him – taunting his inability to do it.
Carter: "So I guess you aren't gonna do it then, all that for nothing. I'm just confused like you were so ready and determined. If u don't do it now you're never gonna do it. And u can say you'll do it tomorrow but you probably won't"
As well as saying at a later time,
Carter: "You're finally going to be happy in heaven. No more pain. It's okay to be scared and it's normal. I mean, you're about to die,"
11 She Made Him Promise To Do It And Told Him Where To Go
Roy ended up taking his own life on July 12th, the same day that Carter hurled arguably her most manipulative texts including making Roy promise to do it,
Roy: "Okay I'm gonna do it today"
Carter: "Do you promise"
Roy: "I promise babe"
Roy: "I have to now"
Carter: "Like right now?"
Roy: "where do I go? :("
Carter: "And u can't break a promise. And just go in a quiet parking lot or something."
The same day, Carter also wrote him saying
Carter: "You're ready and prepared. All you have to do is turn the generator on and you bee free and happy. No more pushing it off, no more waiting.”
10 "You Better Not Be Bullsh*tting Me"
When Carter started to get frustrated that Roy had not killed himself yet, she went into stating different excuses that Roy would use to defend himself
Carter: "But I bet you're gonna be like 'oh, it didn't work because I didn't tape the tube right or something like that' . . . I bet you're gonna say an excuse like that"
She later inquired on if he had picked up the portable generator that he was planning to use,
Carter: "Do you have the generator?"
Roy: "not yet lol"
Carter: "WELL WHEN ARE YOU GETTING IT"
As well as saying,
Carter: "You better not be bull sh*ting me and saying you're gonna do this and then purposely get caught"
9 She Convinced Him To Get Back In
As Roy's truck was filling with poisonous fumes, he started to question his decision and actually got out of the truck. But he was on the phone with Carter at the time and she convinced him to get back into the deathtrap.
It was reported by the judge on the case that Carter stayed on the phone with Roy for upwards of 20 minutes while she listened to him dying – all without ever reaching out to the proper authorities to help.
"This court finds that instructing Mr. Roy to get back in the truck constituted wanton and reckless conduct," said the judge.
While the phone call was not recorded, Carter described the event in a later text with a friend.
8 Carter Admitted To A Friend It Was Her Fault: "I Could Have Stopped Him"
When it came to placing the blame in this case, one of the most damning pieces of evidence was a text that Carter wrote to her friend Sam, three months after Roy had passed away.
Carter: "Sam his death is my fault, like honestly I could have stopped him. I was on the phone with him and he got out of the car because it was working and he got scared.”
When talking about the situation, the judge on the case made sure to point out that Roy leaving the truck was a sign on his part that he was not ready to take his life, and that it was only because Carter was in his mind and in his ear that he got back in.
7 She Did This All For Attention
When the prosecutors were looking for the reasons that may have motivated Carter, they quickly centered in her love and need for gaining attention.
It was theorized that if Carter could be the "grieving girlfriend" that everyone would feel bad for her and her life would improve. Adding to this theory is that following Roy's side, Carter enacted a baseball game fundraiser to try and raise awareness to the pain and struggle that she was going through.
Carter ended up raising roughly $2,000. Carter's defense team instead made the argument that Carter's actions were a result of her being on the antidepressant Celexa.
6 Carter Struggled With Her Own Issues
Carter and Roy both struggled with depression, including Carter specifically suffering from an eating disorder.
When talking about her struggles with her friend Sam, Carter wrote
Carter: "I don't know why people don't like me or wanna hang out like I don't get it. Is something wrong with me that I can't see?"
Carter also reached out to Roy about the possibility of seeking help, saying in a text,
Carter: "But the mental hospital would help you. I know you don't think it would but I'm telling you, if you give them a chance, they can save your life."
However when Roy reiterated that he wanted to kill himself, Carter started pushing that idea instead,
Carter: "So what are you gonna do then? Keep being all talk and no action and everyday go thru saying how badly you wanna kill yourself?
5 She Feigned Ignorance To A Friend About The Dangers Of Portable Generators
Above you read briefly about Michelle Carter's friend Sam, who Carter reached out to on the night that Roy killed himself.
But along with admitting to Sam that she did nothing to prevent him from doing it, Carter also tried to act ignorant to the fact that portable generators can lead to death saying to Sam,
Carter: "Is there any way a portable generator can kill you somehow?"
What did not help Carter's case, was that she had previously sent a message to Roy saying
Carter: "If you emit 3200 ppm of it for five to ten mins you will die within a half hour."
4 She Told Him To Look Up How To Make Carbon Monoxide
When Carter and Roy were talking on July 7th, one of the topics that came up was what steps Roy could take to commit suicide.
This led Carter to say,
Carter: "Well there's more ways to make CO. Google ways to make it," which unfortunately led to the lightbulb moment for Roy
Roy: "portable generator that's it"
On July 11th, Carter also reached out and made sure that Roy wouldn't incorrectly use a water pump,
Carter: .."Well in my opinion, I think u should do the generator because I don't know much about the pump and with a generator u can't fail."
Carter had also previously yelled at Roy when he said that he had attempted to kill himself using sleeping pills, including saying
Carter: "You lied about this whole thing! You said you were gonna go to the woods and do it and you said things that made me feel like maybe you were actually serious, and I poured my heart out to you thinking this was gonna be the last time I talked to you. And then you tell me you took sleeping pills? Which [sic] first of all I know that's a lie,"
as well as adding
Carter: "You're gonna have to prove me wrong because I just don't think you really want this. You just keeps [sic] pushing it off to another night and say you'll do it but you never do"
3 She Texted Her Friend About Her Potential Jail Sentence
Michelle Carter became aware of the full ramifications of her actions on July 21st.
Texting her friend Sam, Carter said
Carter: "They have to go thru his phone and see if anyone encouraged him do it on texts and stufff...Sam they read my messages with him, I'm done. His family will hate me and I could go to jail."
She went on to say,
Carter: "I told him it was okay to do it Sam. I helped ease him into it and told him it was okay."
Though to be fair if we're giving Carter some credit, she was correct on every single one of those statements. Especially when you consider the police could never have imagined the amount of encouragement and guilt that Roy was receiving literally up until his death.
2 She Took To Social Media After For Attention
You've read by now that Carter clearly orchestrated all of this to try and get attention, a fact that is hammered home by the social media updates she posted,
"Such a beautiful soul gone too soon. I'll always remember your bright light and smile. You'll forever be in my heart, I love you Conrad."
As well as adding a post a few days later saying "I will never understand why this had to happen" and a photo of Conrad with the caption,
"Enjoy the parade from up there tomorrow Conrad, I know you would of loved to be there. Really missing you tonight".
We're sure seeing each of these posts with the benefit of hindsight just felt like she was digging that knife into the heart of Roy's parents even deeper.
1 What She Is Officially Charged With And A Potential Sentence
Michelle Carter will be back in the news again on August 3rd when the official sentencing comes down on the case.
Officially convicted of involuntary manslaughter, Carter faces the potential maximum of up to 20 years in jail.
This marks the first time in Massachusetts where it was someone's words that are being identified as the "murder weapon", but given the importance of limiting cyberbullying it understandably marks one of the biggest verdicts for society going forward.
It was reported that Carter broke into tears when she received the verdict.
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