MICHELLE Carter looks dramatically different in the first photos of her since getting out of prison.
Carter, 25, was spotted gardening outside her home in Plainville, Massachusetts.
The woman was spotted with short, bleach blonde hair, black shorts and a Falmouth University hoodie.
This is the first time Carter has been seen in two years. She was released from prison in 2020 for good behavior and served just 11 months of her 15-month sentence for the 2014 manslaughter of her boyfriend Conrad Roy III.
On July 13, 2014, Roy was found dead in his truck outside a Massachusetts supermarket after he hooked up a hose from a generator and filled his truck with carbon monoxide.
Roy reportedly had a brief change of heart when he poisoned himself and even got out of the vehicle. Phone records shown at Carter’s trial show that she called her boyfriend and told him to get back in the truck.
At the time, the 18-year-old had been struggling with anxiety and depression, and Carter, who was 17, encouraged him to end his life through a series of texts uncovered during the investigation.
Outside of her case, little information is known about Carter’s personal life.
In February 2015, Carter was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of her boyfriend.
During the investigation, authorities found messages from Carter on Roy’s phone, which read: “You keep blaming it and saying you’ll do it, but you never do it.
“It will always be like this if you do nothing.
“You just have to do it.”
Other messages sent by Carter reveal that she had even suggested various ways Roy could end his life: “Why don’t you just drink bleach? Hang yourself…jump over a building, stab yourself, idk.”
When Roy hesitated, Carter wrote: “You better not kid me and just pretend. Tonight is the night, it’s now or never,” court documents said.
Carter never called the police or Roy’s parents when he died. She later texted his mother, Lynn St. Denis, to offer her condolences, but did not tell her that she had prior knowledge of the teen’s plans to end his life.
Prosecutors said Carter told a friend she could have stopped Roy just before he died.
“His death is my fault. Honestly I could have stopped it,” she wrote.
“I was on the phone with him and he got out of the car because [it] was working and he was getting scared and I told him the fuck to come back in… because I knew he would do it again the next day and I couldn’t let him live the way he lived anymore.
“I should have done more and it’s all my fault because I could have stopped him but I friggin’ didn’t. And all I had to say was, ‘I love you and I don’t do that,’ one more time, and he’d still be here.”
Carter was found guilty at her trial and sentenced to two and a half years in prison, but her sentence was later reduced to 15 months.
COMPLAINTED YOUNG PEOPLE
Michelle’s parents, David and Gail CarterThey have spoken in court and publicly about their daughter since the incident.
“Our hearts are and will always be broken for the Roy family,” the parents said called back then.
“For those who don’t know our daughter, she is not the villain the media portrays her as.
“She is a calm, kind and compassionate young girl. She has gone to great lengths to help Mr. Roy in his battle with depression. We know that once all the facts are known, our daughter will be found innocent.”
Cosmopolitan reported that after she was found guilty, her father pleaded her innocence.
“I pray to God that you consider that Michelle was a troubled, vulnerable teenager in an extremely difficult situation and made a tragic mistake.
“I’m 100 percent sure she was just trying to do what she felt was right for Conrad.”
Carter’s story has been the subject of several documentaries, including the 2019 HBO film I Love You, Now Die.
In 2021, her story was retold in Investigation Discovery’s Michelle Carter: Love, Texts & Death, available to stream Discovery+.
The latest series about the incident, The girl from Plainvilleis a screen adaptation of real events.
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