Killing someone via text messaging? I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Carter is scheduled to hit our television sets sometime this summer and is set to explore exactly that.
The very sad and intriguing case has captivated many on several levels. HBO has just released their teaser for their new documentary regarding a Massachusetts teen couple, Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy. Already depressed in general, Conrad was considering suicide when his “online girlfriend” urged him not to.
However, as it ends up she would later encourage him to take his own life, and unfortunately she was successful. At 18-years-old Roy went on commit suicide via carbon-monoxide poisoning.
The two-part documentary will cover the case which has many shocked since the incident took place in 2014.
A snip from Daily Mail:
The latest two-part documentary is directed by Erin Lee Carr, and is set to debut at SXSW in Austin, Texas on Saturday.
Carter was sentenced to 15 months in prison after she urged her 18-year-old suicidal boyfriend to end his life during the summer of 2014.
Carter, then 17, was found guilty for the involuntary manslaughter of Roy even though she never laid a finger on her victim. Her only weapon was a smart phone.
Thousands of text messages between the couple, who lived an hour apart and met less than five times in person, showed Roy was extremely depressed in the weeks leading up to his death.
Carter even made Roy promise he’d follow through with his suicidal impulses.
The two lived only roughly an hour apart and had only met approximately five times in the relationship that was considered otherwise a texting/online relationship that lasted for years, and consisted of thousands of texts.
However, is there more to the case than meets the eye? We will find out this summer.
Of course the tragic case has drawn a response from social media and there is no question that the ratings on this series will likely be anything but a flop.
I'm intrigued and will definitely watch the doc, but I don't know how I feel about making this despicable human famous.
— Erica Ponte (@EricaPonte_) March 7, 2019
Makes me sick..
— Going West Podcast (@goingwestpod) March 8, 2019
Is she a demented product of incest?
— Tilda Donner (@dysfashional) February 6, 2019
Michelle Carter, convicted of coercing boyfriend into suicide through texts, heads to jail – CNN https://t.co/2rOhFV0OES
— Matthew Reibsome (@ReibsomeMatthew) March 8, 2019