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Mass. Texting Suicide Case Back in Court

Lawyers for 20-year-old Michelle Carter argued Friday that a jury should not be allowed to hear about statements Carter made to police

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    Michelle Carter's attorneys are looking to have evidence from her phone and computer suppressed. (Published Friday, Oct. 14, 2016)

    A Massachusetts woman charged with involuntary manslaughter for sending her boyfriend text messages encouraging him to kill himself was back in court. 

    Lawyers for 20-year-old Michelle Carter argued Friday that a jury should not be allowed to hear about statements Carter made to police. 

    The judge took the information under advisement. 

    Carter is charged in the death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III. Roy's body was found in his pickup truck in Fairhaven. He died of carbon monoxide poisoning. 

    Carter's lawyers have argued that Roy had a history of depression and that Carter did not cause Roy to kill himself. 

    The state's Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a grand jury had probable cause to indict Carter for involuntary manslaughter based on evidence suggesting that she engaged in a "systematic campaign of coercion.'' 

    The next pretrial hearing is set for December 1. 

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