A young Massachusetts woman who as a teenager sent her boyfriend text messages urging him to kill himself before he did so has asked the state's highest court to overturn her involuntary manslaughter conviction.
Michelle Carter's lawyers say in the Feb. 5 appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court that a conviction based on "words alone" violates her free speech and other constitutional rights.
A judge said Carter caused Roy's death when she told him to "get back in" his truck as it was filling with carbon monoxide in Fairhaven.
A prosecutor says the conviction was warranted.
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