Potentially damaging text messages from a local teen who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly encouraging a friend to commit suicide have been made public.
Bristol County prosecutors on Friday filed court documents containing the texts that Michelle Carter, now 18, had sent to Conrad Roy III, 18, of Mattapoisett, that prosecutors say clearly show that she urged him to go through with the suicide.
One just released text message from Carter says:
Quote:“I love you to the moon and back and deeper that the ocean and higher than the pines, too, babe forever and always. It’s painless and quick,” referring to carbon monoxide poisoning.
You said your mom saw a suicide thing on your computer and she didn’t say anything. I think she knows it’s on your mind and she’s prepared for it. Everyone will be sad for a while but they will get over it, and move on.”
Quote:“Aww. Thank you, Michelle.”
Other messages included:
Quote:Carter: “You can’t think about it. You just have to do it. You said you were gonna do it. Like I don’t get why you aren’t.”Carter also told Roy
Roy: “I don’t get it either. I don’t know.”
Carter: “So I guess you aren’t gonna do it then. All that for nothing. I’m just confused. Like you were so ready and determined.”
Roy: “I am gonna eventually. I really don’t know what I’m waiting for but I have everything lined up.”
Carter: “No, you’re not, Conrad. Last night was it. You kept pushing it off and you say you’ll do it, but you never do. It’s always gonna be that way if you don’t take action. You’re just making it harder on yourself by pushing it off. You just have to do it.”
Quote:“You can’t be afraid to fail,” “Don’t do it in the driveway. You will be easily found,” and the “time is right and you’re ready.”