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Friends Of Teen Who Urged Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself In 2014 Make A Bombshell Confession In Court

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The Massachusetts woman accused of encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide before he went through with it also told her friends that she knew what happened was her fault.

As PEOPLE reports, Michelle Carter, then 17, has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 death of her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy.

On July 13, 2014, Roy was found dead in his truck after the teen killed himself with carbon monoxide poisoning.

As if the tragedy wasn’t already heartbreaking enough, authorities later learned that Roy had actually told Carter via text message that he had jumped out of the car once he realized the carbon monoxide really was poisoning him.

Instead of begging him to get help, or calling his parents, Carter told her boyfriend to “get back in” the car.

While Carter has always insisted that she was not responsible for Roy’s death, new text messages that have recently come to light suggest otherwise.

Carter, who is currently on trial for telling her boyfriend to commit suicide, texted her friends and revealed that she thought she was responsible for Roy’s death.

“Sam his death is my fault like honesty 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 and I [expletive] told him to get back in,” Carter allegedly texted to her friend Samantha Boardman, reports the Boston Herald.

“I knew he would do it all over the next day and I couldn’t have him live the way he was living anymore,” Carter allegedly wrote to Boardman. “I couldn’t do it. I wouldn’t let him.”

“I should have did more and it’s all my fault because I could of stopped him but I [expletive] didn’t,” she allegedly also wrote to Boardman.

On Tuesday, prosecutors also put two other friends of Carter’s on the stand, and both testified that she had told them she was on the phone with Roy when he died.

“I was talking to him on the phone when he killed himself,” Carter allegedly texted Olivia Mosolgo, who played on a softball team with Carter. “Liv, I heard him die. I just wish I got him more help.”

“Yeah and I was on the phone talking to him when he killed himself. I’m heard him dying,” another friend, Alexandra Ethier, said Carter told her in a text message.

Carter’s defense attorney, Joseph P. Cataldo, has repeatedly attempted to refute these claims by telling the court that Carter had already tried numerous times to talk Roy out of suicide.

Cataldo also said that Carter was so overwhelmed by Roy’s depression and suicidal thoughts that she didn’t know what to do at that point.

Carter’s trial is currently ongoing.

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