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>> Now sentences you to two and half years in the Bristol County House of Correction.>> A Massachusetts judge sentencing Michelle Carter to two and half years in prison for sending her boyfriend, Conrad Roy, text messages urging him to commit suicide in 2014. The verdict is the first time in the state a person has been found guilty of manslaughter, only for words.
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>> This is a tragedy for two families.>> Bristol County Juvenile Court Judge, Lawrence Moniz said, he weighed Carter's age at the time of the crime, in deciding the sentence.>> I have not found, that Miss Carter's age, or level of maturity or even a mental illness have any significant impact on her actions.
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>> Carter was three weeks shy of her 18th birthday at the time. She sent text messages too her boyfriend who was filling his truck with carbon monoxide in a parking lot. He briefly got out of the vehicle, but returned after Carter urged him to get back in. Before the sentencing, Roy's father told the court, Carter exploited his son.
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>> How could Michelle Carter behave so viciously in encouraging my son to end his life? Where was her humanity?>> The judge said the first 15 months of Carter's sentence would be served in prison with the balance suspended.>> And we are adjourned.>> But agreed to allow Carter to remain out of prison pending legal appeals of the case.
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>> Will bring us down to in a couple of minutes.