[VIDEO] Texting Teen in suicide trial Michelle Carter has been found GUILTY of manslaughter in the 2014 death of her boyfriend after she sent him dozens of text messages encouraging him to kill himself.
ABC News reports that Carter, now 20 broke down crying in court, putting her head in her hands, before Judge Lawrence Moniz announced the verdict.
Conrad Roy was 18 when he died in July 2014 of carbon monoxide poisoning after locking himself in his truck.
The judge said instructing Roy to get back into the truck was willful and wanton behavior. The judge said Carter knows, by her own admission, that Roy followed her instructions.
The judge noted that Carter admitted in texts that she took no action; she knew the location of the truck and did not notify Roy’s mother or sisters.
Carter was not taken into custody and will remain on bail. She cannot leave the state of Massachusetts and cannot use Facebook or Snapchat and is prohibited from texting.