Texting Suicide Case: Michelle Carter Sentenced To Serve 15 Months

15 months too long or too short of a sentence?


TAUNTON, Mass. -- A Massachusetts woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter for urging her boyfriend to commit suicide through a series of text messages was sentenced Thursday.

A judge sentenced Michelle Carter to 2½-years in jail, but ruled she would be eligible for probation after 15 months and suspended the rest of her sentence until 2022. He also sentenced her to five years of probation. Moniz granted a defense motion to stay her sentence, meaning she will not have to go to jail until she exhausts her appeals in Massachusetts. She's now free on supervised release.

Carter's attorney, Joseph Cataldo, told reporters he believes Carter will be cleared. Source: cbsnews.com

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