‘I heard him dying’: Michelle Carter texted friend after her boyfriend’s suicide
This is how all of her friends testified today
Michelle Carter, who is accused of persuading her boyfriend to kill himself via text in 2014, has just resumed trial for manslaughter. Prosecutors allege she engaged in a “sick game of life and death,” triggering the 18-year-old boy’s suicide. Read the texts she sent him here.
This morning, Carter’s high school and camp friends testified, saying she was on the phone with her then boyfriend, Conrad Roy, as he killed himself by carbon monoxide poisoning.
Here’s what each said.
Eithier worked at summer camp with Carter in 2014, where Carter was a volunteer. After engaging in group text messages, Carter started texting her directly. She says she was surprised because she did not know her well. On July 16, Carter texted her “I was on the phone talking to him when he killed himself. I heard him dying.”
Mosolgo, now 20, was a student at KP, their high school, with Carter. Carter told Mosolgo she had no friends. The two were softball teammates. After Carter texted her Conrad killed himself, she went to her house because she felt sorry for her.
Eblan also met Carter at KP. Eblan was involved in school with Carter, but outside of school only had a texting relationship. Carter would ask to socialize but she was busy. Carter texted Eblan about problems and that she was “cutting,” but Eblan says she never saw wounds. Carter texted Eblan re Conrad, “He told me he was gonna do it. But I just didn’t believe it.” She also says Carter texted her re Homers for Conrad’s Facebook page, “Haha. Check it out.”
Boardman and Carter were classmate at KP. Boardman helped Carter with her “food issues,” and made sure she ate breakfast. “I didn’t want her to struggle,” she says. Boardman says Carter sent lengthy texts to Boardman re not having friends, “I don’t even know the last time someone asked me to hang out w me b 4 u did.” Going over a series of texts in July 2014, Carter asks if a generator can be used to commit suicide, and says Roy was missing. Carter later texts she’s worried about police finding her texts with Roy.
The text read “Sam, they read my messages w him I’m done. His family will hate me and I could go to jail. He got out of the car and I told him to get back in…I could have stopped him.”
Later in September, she messaged, “Sam, [the victim’s] death is my fault like honestly I could have stopped him I was on the phone with him and he got out of the [truck] because it was working and he got scared and I f—— told him to get back in Sam because I knew he would do it all over again the next day and I couldnt have him live the way he was living anymore I couldnt do it I wouldnt let him.”