Amanda Knox pens opinion piece in support of Michelle Carter

Amanda Knox pens opinion piece in support of Michelle Carter

At her sentencing hearing Thursday, Carter's lawyer asked the judge to "spare his client any jail time and instead give her five years of probation and require her to receive mental health counseling", The Associated Press reports.

When Carter, who was 17 years old and Roy's girlfriend at the time of his death, went on trial this summer, the prosecution argued that she was reckless and caused Roy's death by telling him to get back in the auto even though prosecutors said he didn't want to die. In one video, he called himself "a minuscule little particle on the face of this earth.no good, trash" and said he would "never be successful, never have a life, never have kids, never learn". "Just sick to my stomach. the fact that she can be free, and my cousin, he's not here".

"This is a bad, awful tragedy and she very much regrets this", said Joseph Cataldo, requesting five years of supervised probation attached to conditions such as mental health counseling. In theory, she could never serve time behind bars. When he had second thoughts during a suicide attempt and said he was "scared", Carter told Roy over text to "F-- get back in".

"I pray that his death will save lives one day", Roy's mother said in a statement read out by the prosecution, calling for changes in the law to guard against other families enduring the same torment.

'And she gets to sleep in her own bed tonight, she gets to eat breakfast, she gets to wake up with her family.

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Conrad Roy, 18, was found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in his pickup truck in 2014 What happened to Conrad Roy? "Where's Conrad? He's watching us from up above, he's not gonna be here anymore". At various points, she told Roy his parents would get over his death and expressed frustration that he hadn't killed himself yet.

"Michelle Carter exploited my son's weaknesses and used him as a pawn in her own well-being", he added.

Michelle in text messages sent two weeks before Roy's death had reportedly said: "Hang yourself, jump off a building, stab yourself I don't know there's a lot of ways". "Part of me wants you to try something and fail just so you can go get help". "I think she was responsible for his death". She hasn't shown anything - nothing, it's just blank, ' O'Donnell said. The judge said those words constituted "wanton and reckless conduct" under the manslaughter statute. He also argued Carter's words amounted to free speech protected by the First Amendment.

The American Civil Liberties Union of MA agreed that the case against Carter was not one of manslaughter and expressed anger that the sentencing further sets a unsafe example.

Bozzi wrote to the judge, "The defense said it was inevitable, that he would take his life eventually with or without her".

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