Michelle Carter found guilty in Massachusetts texting suicide case
The Los Angeles Times - 06/16/2017
Daniel Medwed of the Northeastern School of Law said he thought Carter might have a chance of reversing the decision on appeal.
“When many of us read her text messages, our stomachs churn and we want her to be held accountable, but that doesn’t mean it is manslaughter. It always struck me as a reach,” said Medwed. “The classic form of manslaughter is the driver who strikes a pedestrian or the person who shoots into a crowd. … The judge was basically updating manslaughter as a doctrine to apply to contemporary circumstances. The text communications were in a sense the metaphorical gun.”