A judge is weighing whether an involuntary manslaughter charge should be dropped for a Massachusetts teen accused of encouraging a friend to kill himself.
Joseph Cataldo, the attorney for 18-year-old Michelle Carter, of Plainville, told a judge Monday that prosecutors are punishing his client for her speech.
The New Bedford Standard-Times reports that Cataldo said Carter at first tried to discourage 18-year-old Conrad Roy III from killing himself and even tried to get him help by suggesting he join her at McLean Hospital, a psychiatric facility where she was, but he refused.
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