She’s accused of pushing him to suicide. His Google searches say otherwise, defense says.
The Washington Post - 06/10/2017
The controversial case raises contentious questions in Massachusetts, where assisting someone in a suicide is not considered a crime. Can a person be charged and convicted in someone’s death even if she was miles away from the victim when he died? And can a person be found guilty of killing someone based solely on what she said in text messages?
Daniel Medwed, a law and criminal justice professor at Northeastern University, told The Washington Post that Carter’s text messages arguably encouraged Roy. What prosecutors must prove is whether Carter’s encouragement resulted in his death.