>> Ms. Carter?>> 20 year old, Michelle Carter of Plainville, Massachusetts, waiving her right to a jury this week in an unusual trial, over whether she drove her high school boyfriend to suicide. In text messages, Carter who was 17 at the time, told Conrad Roy qoute, you need to just do it.
When Roy expressed second thoughts, Carter encouraged her boyfriend to get back into his truck where authorities later found his body in the vehicle filled with carbon monoxide. Prosecutors say the text messages and phone calls made before and during the suicide, prove that Carter persuaded Roy to kill himself.
Carter's lawyer argues the text messages are protected free speech. Her decision to forgo the right to a jury means members of her community will not get to decide her fate. The case will now be tried by the judge. Carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.