Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts woman serving 15 months in prison for encouraging her boyfriend through text messages to kill himself, was denied early release by the state’s parole board Friday.

Carter, 22, appeared before the board Thursday to ask for early release in the high-profile case that stems from the 2014 suicide death of Conrad Roy III, then 18 years old. She’s been in prison since February after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2017.

Two members of the Massachusetts Parole Board wrote the decision for the seven-member panel, saying “the (board) is troubled that Ms. Carter not only encouraged Mr. Conrad to take his own life, she actively prevented others from intervening in his suicide.”



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