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Text Messages Urging Suicide Result In Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction

Michelle Carter's defense attorney had maintained that the case was one of suicide, not homicide.
Michelle Carter, at her trial earlier this week, had exchanged text messages about suicide with a friend who eventually killed himself. / Boston Globe / Getty Images

A Massachusetts judge has found Michelle Carter, who was a teenager when prosecutors say she sent a fellow teenager text messages urging him to suicide, guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

The case stems from the

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