When is Suicide Not Suicide?

I have written just a little about a somewhat recent court case in which a girl was convicted of manslaughter because she went above and beyond in talking her boyfriend into committing suicide. I thought that I should read more about the case as I had just read small bits and pieces here and there.

Well, Wikipedia is not always reliable (the truest source), but this appears to be a good overview of what happened in the Conrad Roy case.

wikipedia.org, “Death of Conrad Roy”

“Conrad Henri Roy III (September 12, 1995-July 13, 2014) was an American who died by suicide at the age of 18 with encouragement from his long distance girlfriend, 17-year-old Michelle Carter, via text messages. The case was the subject of a notable investigation  and involuntary manslaughter trisl in Massachusetts, colloquiall known as the ‘texting suicide case’. Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter involved scores of text messages, emails, and phone calls recorded between Carter and Roy in the leadup to the latter’s death…The case raised complex questions pertaining to the nature and limits of criminal responsibility. Judge Moniz inferred that Carter wanted Conrad dead and that her words coerced him to kill himself, a position that has been subject to some criticism….”

To me it sounds like people are criticizing the judge for “inferring” that Carter wanted Conrad dead. During gangstalking and gaslighting, there are people who definitely want the target dead. Suicide is the goal of gangstalking. The ultimate goal of modern gaslighting, developed by the Stasi, is for the target to commit suicide. I could be wrong, but it sounds to me like there is even more of a case for gangstalking and gaslighting to be considered manslaughter than even this case.

“Carter was convicted by the judge of involuntary manslaughter, chiefly on the basis of her final phone call in which she ordered Roy, after he had become scared, to go back inside his truck as it filled with lethal carbon monoxide.”

 

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