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Michelle Carter cries while flanked by defense attorneys Joseph Cataldo, left, and Cory Madera, after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the suicide of Conrad Roy III. (Glenn C.Silva/Fairhaven Neighborhood News, Pool)MoreCloseclosemore
Michelle Carter cries while flanked by defense attorneys Joseph Cataldo, left, and Cory Madera, after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the suicide of Conrad Roy III. (Glenn C.Silva/Fairhaven Neighborhood News, Pool)

A woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted Friday of involuntary manslaughter.

Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz found that Michelle Carter caused the death of Conrad Roy III. Carter cried as the judge explained his reasoning but remained stoic when the verdict was read.

Here & Now's Robin Young discusses the verdict with David Boeri (@davidboeri) of Here & Now contributor WBUR.

With reporting from The Associated Press

This segment aired on June 16, 2017.

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