Carter, 20, cried silently as Moniz spoke. On July 12th, while she was miles away, he drove alone to a Kmart parking lot and hooked up a water pump that emitted carbon monoxide into the cab of his truck. In another exchange, Carter told Roy she would look like a "fool" if he didn't kill himself perhaps because she'd been telling people her boyfriend was suicidal.
On Friday, Judge Lawrence Moniz told a sobbing Carter he had found her guilty of the charge.
The judge chose to allow Carter to remain free on bail until her sentencing on August 3, however, she was ordered to have no contact with members of the Roy family, cannot apply for or obtain a passport, nor can she leave MA without permission from a judge.
Carter now faces up to years in prison and a sentence hearing is scheduled for August 3.
"I don't believe she has a conscience", Lynn Roy tells Erin Moriarty. Carter and Roy met in Florida in 2012 while both were on vacation with their families. Their relationship largely consisted of text messages and emails. "I did this to finally to be happy". No more pain. It's okay to be scared and it's normal.
The case stems from the death of Roy in July of 2014, when Carter was 17 and Roy was 18. "I mean, you're about to die".
Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? "I heard him die".
Roy had struggled with depression and previously attempted to kill himself in 2013.
But Northeastern University law professor Daniel Medwed said he does not expect Moniz to condemn her to two decades behind bars.
And all the while, Carter kept goading him to do what he had said so many times he would do.
Dr. Peter Breggin, a psychiatrist testifying for the defense, said Carter was a "very troubled youngster" who suffered from depression.
He said Carter, then 17, had a duty to call someone for help when she knew Roy was attempting suicide.
When Roy began to second guess taking his own life, Carter vehemently rebuked his doubts.
Cataldo said Roy chose to take his own life, reports CBS Boston, and Carter can't be held responsible for it. "It's just not a homicide".
"It's my fault", Carter texted to classmate Samantha Boardman. Carter had also been treated for anorexia, and Roy had made earlier suicide attempts.
Bailey said he disagreed that the evidence established that Carter's actions were a direct and proximate cause of Roy's death, and said the verdict creates a need for the state legislature to step into the thorny issue of assisted suicide and clarify what conduct is legal.
Conrad Roy committed suicide, using carbon monoxide inside his truck, after Michelle Carter texted him to "get back in the truck".
Top Massachusetts attorneys have mixed opinions about the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michelle Carter, but they agree on one thing - the ruling has caused a seismic shift in the intersection of technology and the law. "This conviction exceeds the limits of our criminal laws and violates free speech protections guaranteed by the MA and U.S. Constitutions", Segal said. He argued this could chill valid end-of-life discussions.
Defense attorney Joseph Cataldo says "we're disappointed" with the guilty verdict.
The victim's father, also called Conrad Roy, said in a press conference the family was "thankful" for the verdict.