The Latest Updates in the Michelle Carter Case and What Happens Now

Michelle Carter

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Her initial release date would have been May 5. The staff who interacted with her reported that "she was very interested in getting into as many programs as she possibly could and she did", he said.

In text messages sent in the days before Roy's death, Carter encouraged him to follow through with his suicide plan and chastised him when he didn't. Following her early release, she is now required to serve five years of probation, which allows Carter to serve the rest of her sentence out of prison. I will continue to honor my son every day, keeping his spirit in my heart and memory, and to find ways to help others who may be experiencing what I have experienced. "And now, it is time to turn the page to a new chapter in our lives".

"I feel for the family".

Carter was set free about 9:30 a.m. and picked up by her parents and her attorney, says Darling.

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"After she convinced him to get back into the carbon monoxide filled truck, she did absolutely nothing to help him: she did not call for help or tell him to get out of the truck as she listened to him choke and die", Justice Scott Kafker wrote in the state Supreme Judicial Court's decision. "Carter neither provided Roy with the means of his death nor physically participated in his suicide".

Carter was tried as a juvenile and found guilty in 2017.

"The trial judge's verdict and the [state supreme court] affirmance leave no doubt that Carter was convicted for her words alone-what she said and failed to say to Roy", Carter's lawyers explained, according to ABC News.

Although Carter's defense acknowledged her exchanges with Roy, her attorneys argued that prosecutors had "cherry-picked" only those text messages that served their case against her, ignoring others in which Carter urged Roy toward help for his struggles.

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The last week's events have given the Roy family a sense of closure, said Rebecca Maki, Roy's aunt and a spokeswoman for the family.

During the headline-grabbing trial, the court heard that Carter had called and text Roy before he killed himself in his truck near his home in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, in 2014.

"We are disappointed Michelle is being released early and not fulfilling her complete prison sentence but we understand that is the normal process for someone with good behavior". He lets her go because she's a good girl? You just need to do it like you did last time and not think about it and just do it babe.

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