An 18-year-old Massachusetts teenager accused of encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself is due in court Monday for a pretrial hearing.
Michelle Carter, of Plainville, is accused of sending 18-year-old Conrad Roy III, of Mattapoisett, dozens of text messages in 2014 encouraging him to kill himself.
Roy's body was found in his pickup in Fairhaven on July 13, 2014. He died of carbon monoxide poisoning and police found a gasoline-operated water pump in the back seat.
A juvenile court judge has denied a motion to dismiss the involuntary manslaughter charge brought against Carter.
A defense attorney says he plans to appeal the decision.