The Curious Michelle Carter Case – Can Texting Your Boyfriend Be Manslaughter? – Ep 90
I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth vs. Michelle Carter is a documentary about the death of Conrad Roy. Conrad and Michelle had fallen in love and shared thousands of text messages over the span of two years, but only met in real life about five times. On July 13th, 2014 Conrad was found dead in his car. When investigators discovered the text messages between these two lovers, it was uncovered that Carter had encouraged Roy to kill himself. Carter has since been arrested for involuntary manslaughter.
Matt and Tony both watched the documentary and in today’s episode give their opinions about the case, the deranged Michelle Carter and uncover the legal controversy of text messages within lawsuits.
- Both Carter and Michelle were infatuated with self harm
- Michelle became popular because of “dead boyfriend sympathy” and she relished in it.
- Carter was aggressive about having his memorial in her town, so she could be the center of attention.
- The abusive father and clueless father
- Unintentional vs. involuntary in the eyes of the law
- The computer fraud and abuse act
The Takeaway – Texting is going to be faced with more and more scrutiny under the law as it’s an unavoidable part of our society.
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