Why is it when the victim is a man, it’s oddly not really an issue of gender in mainstream discourse, but if the victim is female, the case suddenly becomes the domain of cause celebre to be batted around by all professional female (and male sycophant) victims?
The case appears quite simple, really.
Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy, both from Massachusetts, were dating last year. Roy, who had a history of depression, was trying to get his life together but fell into a depressive spell last summer. As many depressives do, he appears to have desperately reached out for help, maybe for the attention, from Carter. They exchanged about 1,000 text messages. Carter was intimately aware of Roy’s desire to commit suicide. His depression was severe enough that he was obsessed with such plans. Carter, his dutiful girlfriend, and on the receiving end of his stream of suicidal threats, did what any good girlfriend would do. She encouraged him to continue on his suicidal course, and furthermore, she did nothing to bring Conrad’s plight or plans to the attention of anyone who might have been in a position to help or intervene.
On July 13, 2014, Roy, 18, finally followed through with his tragic plan. He committed suicide behind a K-Mart store in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Michelle Carter, wrought with apparent grief, made an artificial show of sadness on social media. The sad tale of the loving girlfriend, left behind by the tragic unforeseen suicide of her young lover. She even held a fundraiser for Roy’s distraught family. Nothing terribly unusual until one learns that in the wave of texts between the two young people, a clear and horrific motive on the part of Carter reveals itself; one which involved lulling the depressed Roy into the deadly culmination of his desperate suicide plans. Rather than acting the role of fearful and helpless girlfriend seeking to save her boyfriend’s life at all costs, she encouraged and spurred him on. She enabled his depressive, suicidal course.
In fact, so strongly were police and prosecutors impressed that Carter enabled Roy’s suicide, the Bristol District Attorney indicted her of involuntary manslaughter on February 5.
A Plainville teenager faces charges of involuntary manslaughter after investigators say she encouraged a fellow high school student to commit suicide in 2014.
Police say 18-year-old Conrad Roy committed suicide on July 13, 2014, behind a K-Mart in Fairhaven. Roy was a resident of Fairhaven and Mattapoisett.
The Bristol District Attorney’s office confirmed to WBZ-TV that Michelle Carter, 18, was indicted on February 5 after a lengthy investigation showed that she “strongly influenced” Roy’s decision to kill himself.
According to the district attorney’s office, after finding Roy dead inside his truck, police searched Roy’s cell phone and found he had been text messaging Carter up until his death, which was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.
“It is alleged that Ms. Carter had firsthand knowledge of Roy’s suicidal thoughts,” the district attorney’s office said. “Instead of attempting to assist him or notify his family or school officials, Ms. Carter is alleged to have strongly influenced his decision to take his own life, encouraged him to commit suicide and guided him in his engagement of activities which led to his death.”
Some of Carter’s early crocodile tears remind me of that type of overly maudlin, disingenuous drama-voice I see so many chicks display on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Standard stuff.
And this one, just 2 days before her court hearing.
Ultimately, none of it was real. Carter is a cunning female psychopath who was handed the option to enable the ending of a life without ever getting the smallest trickle of blood on her hands. All she needed to do was use her female wiles to play the part of teen angst siren, drawing helpless, weak young men to their death.
All it took was 1,000 texts to coax Conrad to finish himself off.
Court documents show more than 1,000 text messages between Carter and Roy in the days leading up to his death. At one point shortly before he died, Roy became scared and said he did not want to leave his family. As a result he stepped out of his truck, investigators said.
Court documents show that Carter told Roy to “get back in.”
“He was having problems with depression for a few years,” Conrad’s grandmother Janice Roy said. “But we were hoping, he seemed to be pulling out of it.”
Asked if he could be easily manipulated by someone else, Roy’s grandmother said, “he was in a fragile state. But I think he could have been manipulated not to.”
After learning of the texts between her grandson and Carter, she said, “I felt like the blood drained out of me. I don’t believe this, it’s too horrific.”
Joseph Cataldo, Michelle Carter’s attorney, believes the district attorney is overreaching in charging her with involuntary manslaughter. “She was not even present when he made a decision, a voluntary, conscious decision to end his own life,” Cataldo said.
She took an avid interest in the progression of his suicidal plans, but not because she had any interest in stopping them.
In fact, when the time came, she volunteered her moral support to her distraught boyfriend. She supported his actions rather than attempt to dissuade him.
I certainly see Joseph Cataldo’s point.
The person who killed himself was Conrad Roy. No one forced him to sit in the truck while he breathed in the CO fumes. Nevertheless, Carter was negligent and she manipulated a situation in the direction of death; her actions are analogous to witnessing a car catch fire in the rear trunk and merely driving on without alerting the driver. It is such a ludicrous basic point to belabor because it is understood, even implied, that “loved” ones will do all in their power to prevent a loved one from killing himself. Anything less is considered malfeasance of the lowest sort. Even inaction is dishonorable and repulsive, but Carter went a crucial, evil, step further. She encouraged the situation; she did all in her little nymph power to draw Roy into his final tragic act.
Manslaughter? I don’t know. But she should certainly be shamed and exposed and this passive murder should follow her for life.
She is a female psychopath. She has modern society’s blessing in the palm of her hands. She’ll be fine. Just keep tossing her the desiccated remains of fractured, incomplete and tortured men, which currently, seems like most of them. She needs to eat, after all.
As with all young girls in today’s whitewashed world of pop artificiality, we only have to look at a woman’s pop idols to understand what motivates her soul.
Carter proclaims, in a not entirely unflattering tone:
Kelsey Poe. The 28-year-old reality show contestant whose husband died suddenly of heart disease leaving her to freely tramp around on a cheesy television show. She has been accused of exploiting his death for her psychopathic profit.