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Michelle Carter's defense team filed an appeal in the texting suicide case


The attorneys representing Michelle Carter, who stood accused of encouraging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself via text and phone call, announced that they will be appealing her involuntary manslaughter conviction.

The notice of appeal was filed on Wednesday, reports The Boston Herald. All the records from Carter's case will have to be gathered and sorted for the appeal.

“The defendant gives notice … of her intent to appeal certain opinions, rulings, directions and judgments of the Court,” wrote Carter Defense Attorney Joseph Cataldo. The appeal was filed less than a month after Carter was sentenced to 15 months.

Carter told Conrad Roy III to kill himself over text message on July 12, 2014. Roy was sitting in a truck, which he eventually filled with carbon monoxide fumes. Becoming frightened, Roy climbed out of the truck. Carter, then 17, told Roy to get back into the truck. He obliged and was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning the following day.

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