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With her defense attorney Joseph Cataldo at left, Michelle Carter listens to her sentencing for involuntary manslaughter for encouraging 18-year-old Conrad Roy III to kill himself in July 2014. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. She was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter. (Matt West/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)

Conrad Roy III’s mother sued Michelle Carter over his texting suicide


A Massachusetts woman has sued 20-year-old Michelle Carter after she encouraged her teen son Conrad Roy III to commit suicide, according to CBS News.

CBS News reported Friday that Lynn Roy’s lawyer confirmed she had filed the wrongful death lawsuit in Norfolk Superior Court in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Lynn Roy’s suit reportedly claims her son’s death has caused her $4.2 million in reasonably anticipated lost wages.

Conrad Roy III’s mother also purportedly alleges Carter’s behavior caused her to suffer “severe personal injuries, great conscious pain and suffering of body and mind and ultimately death.”

The 18-year-old man ended his life in 2014 after inhaling carbon monoxide in his truck, leaving behind his parents and two sisters.

Some Twitter users on Friday praised Lynn Roy for suing Carter, who was sentenced to two and a half years in prison the day before.

Others on the social media platform opined that the lawsuit would not help heal the tragedy surrounding Carter and Roy’s family.

One of the lawyers representing Lynn Roy in the civil suit told MassLive Friday that she hopes to establish a memorial for her son.

“The family would obviously rather have their son back,” Eric Goldman said. “What the Roys are looking to do is somehow memorialize Conrad.”

Lynn Roy also told “48 Hours” correspondent Erin Moriarty in a Friday interview that the case involving her son and Carter will “never be” over for her.

“We want to put it past us,” she said. “We want to move on. Best way we can.”

Bristol County Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz on Thursday sentenced Carter to two and a half years for her role in Conrad Roy III’s death.

Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for Conrad Roy III’s death in June after repeatedly urging him to kill himself over hundreds of text messages they exchanged.

“I thought you wanted to do this,” she said in one July 2012 exchange after he texted her that he was “overthinking” the act.

“You can’t keep living this way,” she added. “You just need to do it like you did last time and not think about it and just do it babe. You can’t keep doing this every day.”

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