RELEASED: Teen's Chilling Texts Before Boy's Suicide
When Conrad Roy took his own life, police thought that it was just another tragic case of teen depression. The teenager from Massachusetts had suffered from anxiety and had previously failed in at attempt to take his own life.
However, after going through the teen's mobile phone, they discovered more than 1000 text messages from a girl named Michelle Carter, a girl who would later would be charged with involuntary manslaughter over his death.
The texts from Carter, who is the granddaughter of his parent's family friend whom he met on holiday a few years earlier, were exchanged in the days leading up to his death and allegedly encouraged Roy to take his own life.
The content of the text messages have now been released, and Carter has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, the first time a case of this nature has ever been tried worldwide. Now that she is 18, Carter will be now be prosecuted as an adult under the Massachusetts Youthful Offender Law.
Prosecutors claim Carter tried to guide Roy through the suicide, urging him to overcome doubts and telling him he would be at peace and that his parents wouldn’t suffer too much from his loss, The Sun Chronicle reported.
“I think your parents know you’re in a really bad place,” Carter tells him in the first series of text messages. “I’m not saying they want you to do it but I honestly feel like they can accept it.
They know there is nothing they can do. They’ve tried helping. Everyone’s tried, but there is a point that comes where there isn’t anything anyone can do to save you, not even yourself.
“And you’ve hit that point and I think your parents know you’ve hit that point. 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. They won’t be in depression. I won’t let that happen. They know how sad you are, and they know that you are doing this to be happy and I think they will understand and accept it.
“They will always carry you in their hearts.”
Roy responds: “Aww. Thank you, Michelle.”
Then it gets more intense. Carter tells Roy to stop "thinking about it" and "just do it".
She also says things like, "You have everything you need. Tonight is the night, it's now or never."
“No more pain. No more bad thoughts and worries. You’ll be free. It’s okay to be scared and it’s normal. I mean, you’re about to die. I would be concerned if you weren’t scared, but I know how bad you want this and how bad you want to be happy. You have to face your fears for what you want,” she adds.
Roy was found dead in his pick-up truck on July 13, 2014.
The pair exchange multiple texts, and Carter seems to shockingly seem frustrated when Roy tries to go back on his plans.
“You can’t think about it,’ she writes. “You just have to do it. You said you were gonna do it. Like I don’t get why you aren’t.”
He responded: “I don’t get it either. I don’t know.”
“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.”
“I am gonna eventually. I really don’t know what I’m waiting for but I have everything lined up,” Roy writes back.
Conrad Roy's Grandmother.
“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. Do you want to do it now?”
Roy then writes back saying he thought it was too late and appears to have changed his mind but Carter insists that he does it that moment.
“No. It’s probably the best time now because everyone is sleeping. Just go somewhere in your truck and no one is really out there right now because it’s an awkward time. If you don’t do it now you’re never gonna do it, and you can say you’ll do it tomorrow, but you probably won’t. Tonight? Love you.”
Then when Roy says he is scared and was “freaking out again” and worried about his family Carter writes back: “I thought you wanted to do this. This time is right and you’re ready. You just need to do it. You can’t keep living this way. You just need to do it like you did the last time and not think about it and just do it, babe. You can’t keep doing this every day.”
When Roy says he will finally “do it” Carter responds by saying “You promise?”
“I promise, babe. I have to now,” Roy writes back.
The worrying thing is, that Carter seemed to want to encourage Roy to take his own life to seek sympathy from those around her, as she had already begun telling family and friends that she hadn't heard from Roy for days.
But the most chilling allegation made by police is that when Roy had second thoughts and got out of his truck and texted Carter, she allegedly replied: “Get back in.”, The Washington Post reported.
After Roy was discovered in his truck, Carter took to Twitter to express her sorrow, knowing full well that she had had a hand in his passing. Her Twitter account has now been removed.
An important reminder. If you are concerned about the mental health of yourself or a loved one, seek support and information by calling Lifeline 13 11 14, Mensline 1300 789 978, or Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
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