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Will She Walk?

Michelle Carter Files Notice To Appeal Suicide Texting Case

The teen was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for her boyfriend’s death

The Teen Text killer, Michelle Carter, fought back against her involuntary manslaughter conviction, filing a notice of appeal after a judge found her guilty of the crime for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

Over 20,000 shocking text messages were introduced during trial, where Carter, then 17, told Conrad Roy III, 18, to end his life in his truck with a generator. Her attorney, Joseph Cataldo filed the documents with the Juvenile Court Division in Bristol County on August 31, 2017. “The defendant gives notice … of her intent to appeal certain opinions, rulings, directions and judgments of the Court,” the documents obtained by Radar stated.

Carter was found guilty and sentenced to two and a half years behind bars for the crime, but was only ordered to serve 15 months. The judge stayed the sentence at the Aug. 3 hearing, allowing her to remain free while the appeal was being processed.