Except her texts messages told him to get back into the car.
"The time is right and you are ready ... just do it babe," Carter wrote in a text the day he killed himself.
The sensational trial was closely watched on social media, in part because of the insistent tone of Carter's text messages.
"You can't think about it. You just have to do it," Carter wrote in one text. "You said you were gonna do it. Like I don't get why you aren't.""
Sure, she wasn't there physically, nor did she push him into the truck. However, with technology and the changing ways people communicate with one another nowadays, I don't think this was an unreasonable punishment.
I'm familiar with the case, I'm just curious when we're to take responsibility for our own actions. Currently, in MA, there's no law that prohibits the coercing or encouraging of suicide.
It seems she's being prosecuted based on morality. Honestly, I think she deserves way, way more time. There's no rehabilitation for her behavior. That involuntary manslaughter charge should carry more time than 15 months.
I'm just expressing my curiosity in the moral vs lawful aspect of this case. I'm sure people have encouraged suicide over a telephone call or in person, however this seems to be the first case were we know exactly what was said. Rather unprecedented.