Three Key Questions In The Michelle Carter Manslaughter Trial
WGBH - 06/05/2017
The case has gained national attention. And for good reason, especially when seen through the prism of cyber-bullying and the use of technology to harm others. Should someone face manslaughter charges for actions based on text messages, for what might be characterized as “mere words”? To what extent should Carter bear responsibility for an act that occurred many miles away by a person alone in his car? Why doesn’t Massachusetts have a specific law, like those in many other states, that criminalizes assisted suicide where coercion is involved?