Decide to announce verdict in texting suicide trial Friday
Up to date: three:05 PM CDT Jun 15, 2017
The decide within the texting suicide trial of Michelle Carter will announce his verdict Friday at eleven a.m., the decide introduced Thursday afternoon.
Carter is charged with manslaughter within the 2014 suicide of 18-yr-previous Conrad Roy III.
The decide will determine if Carter ought to be convicted of manslaughter for pushing her boyfriend to commit suicide.
Prosecutors stated the then-17-yr-previous Carter pressured Roy to take his personal life by way of a torrent of textual content messages. They stated she informed Roy to “get again in” his truck when he turned frightened whereas making an attempt to kill himself with carbon monoxide.
Decide Lawrence Moniz heard closing arguments Tuesday afternoon from protection lawyer Joseph Cataldo and prosecuting lawyer Katie Rayburn.
As a result of the protection waived its proper to a jury, he’s the one one that will determine on Carter’s guilt or innocence.
WEBVTT TAUNTON.SERA: THIS TRIAL IS MOVING ALONGVERY QUICKLY.IT WAS ONE WEEK AGO THAT OPENINGSTATEMENTS TOOK PLACE AND NOCLOSING ARGUMENTS ARE SCHEDULEDFOR THIS AFTERNOON.THE DEFENSE RESTED AFTERWRAPPING UP WITH ITS STARWITNESS.>> I DO.REID: A KEY WITNESS FOR THEDEFENSE BACK ON THE STAND TODAYIN THE TRIAL OF MICHELLE CARTER.PSYCHIATRIST DR. PETER BREGGINIS TESTIFYING ABOUT THEPLAINVILLE WOMAN’S STATE OFMIND.SHE’S ACCUSED OF ENCOURAGING ANDPRESSURING HER BOYFRIEND CONRADROY TO KILL HIMSELF, EVEN AFTERHE HAD SECOND THOUGHTS.BUT DR. BREGGIN ARGUES CARTER,WHO WAS 17 AT THE TIME, WASBATTLING HER OWN MENTAL HEALTHISSUES, AND AN ADVERSE REACTIONTO A LONGTIME USE OFANTI-DEPRESSANTS.>> I THINK SHE’S GOING THROUGH ALOT OF VERY WERID THINGS INSIDEHER HEAD.VERY DISTURBED THINGS, IN ANDOUT OF REALITY.REID: THE PROSECUTOR SPARREDWITH THE DOCTOR ABOUT WHETHERSHE EXPERIENCED WHAT IS LEGALLYCALLED INVOLUNTARY INTOXICATION,AND THE DOCTOR SAYS CARTER DIDNOT HAVE CRIMINAL INTENTIONS.>> SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS THISGRAND HELPING PERSON WHO WASGOING TO HELP HER BOYFRIEND GETWHAT HE WANTED, AND THEN HELPHIS PARENTS OVERCOME THEIR GRIEFAND MANAGE THIS WHOLE SITUATION,SHE WAS GRANDIOSE AND DELUDED TOTHAT DEGREE.REID: ONCE HE STEPPED OFF THESTAND THE DEFENSE RESTED ITSCASE.CLOSING ARGUMENTS WILL GETUNDERWAY AT 2:30.YOU MAY RECALL THAT CARTERWAIVED HER RIGHT TO HAVE A JURYHEAR THE CASE.IT WILL…