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Judge reads guilty verdict in texting-suicide caseJudge Lawrence Moniz reads the court's guilty verdict as friends and family of teenager Michelle Carter look on. She was accused of sending her boyfriend Conrad Roy text messages encouraging him to kill himself.
Consequently, this court has found that commonwealth has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Miss Carter actions and also her failure to act where she had a self created duty to Mr. Roy. Since she had put him into that toxic environment. Constituted each and all wanton and reckless conduct. And this court further finds that the commonwealth has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that said conduct caused the death of Mr. Roy. This court does not find That the intentionality necessary for such wanton and reckless conduct is obviated by Dr. Breggin's theory of involuntary intoxication, and that the court did not find that analysis credible. Ms Carter, please stand. This court, Having reviewed the evidence and applied the law thereto, now find you guilty on the indictment charging you with the involuntary manslaughter of the person Conrad Roy the Third. This court further finds that the Commonwealth has proven Beyond a reasonable doubt that you are a youthful offender and you are a judge show at this time. You may be seated, that verdict is now recorded and it is in writing as well. [BLANK_AUDIO]