Her texts pushed him to commit suicide, prosecutors say. But does that mean she killed him?
The Washington Post - 06/06/2017
Daniel Medwed, a law and criminal justice professor at Northeastern University, said Carter’s text messages arguably encouraged Roy. What prosecutors will have to prove this week is whether Carter’s encouragement resulted in his death.
“Prosecutors will have to prove that Carter causes Conrad Roy to kill himself and essentially caused his death,” Medwed told The Washington Post. “Defense lawyers are going to argue that he’s had suicidal tendencies predating their relationship. They’re going to emphasize that he was alone in his car, that ultimately it was his decision.”