Amanda Knox offers support to Michelle Carter

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She signs off the piece with a plea: "Conrad Roy III needed our sympathy and our help and didn't get it in time". Michelle Carter was accused and found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after she helped her boyfriend commit suicide through text. "He was humble and always strived to help others".

She did not elaborate on what she hopes the law would be, but said in the statement, "I want to counter all of the negativity Michelle has brought to this world with some of Conrad's positivity".

As reported by The Boston Globe, Roy's mother filed the suit last month in Norfolk Superior Court and is seeking $4.2 million in damages "caused by the defendant's negligence and wanton and reckless conduct".

But she pointed out Carter had tried talking Roy out of suicide in the months leading up to his death and begged him to get help.

The defense argued that Carter, who was 17 years old at the time, was racked with depressive disorders, on anti-depressants and suffered from eating disorders, all of which swayed her judgment.

But the case has divided legal opinion on whether Carter's actions were even enough to secure a conviction under involuntary manslaughter. Instead, she told him to "get back in". "She ended his life to better her own", the prosecuting lawyer told the court. "And so afterward, when she has told them that he's missing and maybe dead, she has to make it happen". Michelle was not thinking Conrad should ever kill himself.

These text messages would continue, until Roy finally broke in July 2014.

Amanda Knox is offering her support to a woman convicted of manslaughter for encouraging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself.

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"He put in so much time and research into searching on the internet how to take his own life", Cataldo said.

In convicting Carter, Moniz said it was her instruction to Roy to get back into the vehicle - during a telephone call after he stepped out - and her failure to sound the alarm that was crucial to the guilty verdict.

The day of Conrad Roy's death, "He chose to step back in that truck and end his own life".

Carter was sentenced Thursday to 2.5 years in the county House of Correction with 15 months to be served and the rest suspended, followed by five years of probation. Yesterday, she was sentenced to two and a half years in prison, though she was controversially granted a stay and won't be going to prison until she has an appeal.

Carter was tried as a youthful offender, so the judge had several options for sentencing.

"He would have had a bright future", she added. This is the first time she has waded in on a controversial murder case. Justice will be done. "But that would be a careless use of what happened in MA, because it would be ignoring what the court said". "I'm very optimistic that it will eventually be overturned on appeal", he said.

"Some people think that I can just text or write online whatever I want and it doesn't matter - and it does", she said. Though they lived about an hour apart - Roy in Fairhaven and Carter in Plainville, Massachusetts - the two stayed in touch through calls, emails, and texts, Roy's family and friends have said.

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