Conrad Roy III's Mother Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Michelle Carter

ABC News

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She insists that Conrad Roy III made the "mistake" of going to another troubled teen for advice on his depression, and her misguided advice will haunt her forever.

Michelle Carter, the MA woman sentenced to serve 15 months in jail in the 2014 suicide of her boyfriend, is being sued by his mother.

When he stumbled out of his auto as it filled with carbon monoxide in a Kmart parking lot, Carter told him over the phone to "get back in" his pickup truck.

A judge says the woman who sent her boyfriend dozens of text messages urging him to kill himself won't have to be jailed until her appeals in MA are exhausted.

"It was with a sickening sense of déjà vu that I watched the prosecution attempt the same trick with Carter, whom they said coldly and calculatingly insinuated herself into Roy's vulnerable consciousness", she wrote.

Carter is also now in the midst of a civil case related to Roy's death.

Carters' negligence and reckless conduct caused Roy to sustain "severe personal injuries, great conscious pain and suffering of body and mind and ultimately death", the suit alleges.

Cataldo said Friday that while "we were hoping that she would get probation, that she would receive no jail sentence whatsoever", Carter is remorseful and "very relieved" to stay free at this time. "She ended his life to better her own", the prosecuting lawyer told the court.

Carter was tried as a youthful offender, so the judge had several options for sentencing.

The defense argued that Carter, who was 17 years old at the time, was racked with depressive disorders, on anti-depressants and suffered from eating disorders, all of which swayed her judgment.

"Michelle Carter deserves the same sympathy and help now". "What the Roys are looking to do is somehow memorialize Conrad".

Amanda Knox is offering her support to a woman convicted of manslaughter for encouraging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself.

Flynn said Thursday that all Carter needed to do was ask Roy to leave the truck.

In convicting Carter, Moniz said it was her instruction to Roy to get back into the vehicle - during a telephone call after he stepped out - and her failure to sound the alarm that was crucial to the guilty verdict.

Carter was sentenced Thursday to 2.5 years in the county House of Correction with 15 months to be served and the rest suspended, followed by five years of probation.

This item has been corrected to show that Camden Roy recalled the 13 years she spent with her older brother, not that she is 13 years old.

Meanwhile, Cataldo said he is "confident that eventually the appellate courts will see Conrad Roy's death for what he says it is: a tragedy and not a crime".

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