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3rd of August, 2017: Michelle Carter sentenced to 2,5 years

Michelle Carter was charged with involuntary manslaughter and got sentenced to 2,5 years of which she has to serve at least 15 months in prison. She had encouraged her boyfriend, Conrad Roy (18), to commit suicide. The case involved a lot of text messages, phone calls and emails between Michelle and Conrad. In the final phone call she had told Conrad to get back in his truck when he became scared. Conrad Roy committed suicide by poisoning himself with carbon monoxide fumes in his truck on the 13th of July, 2014.

“The thing I like most about time is that it’s not real. It’s all in the head. Sure, it’s a useful trick if you wanna meet someone at a specific place in the universe to have tea or coffee. But that’s all it is, a trick. There’s no such thing as the past, it exists only in the memory. There’s no such thing as the future, it exists only in our imagination. If our watches were truly accurate the only thing they would ever say is now.”

 Damien Echols