True Crime:

Life or Death:

Conrad Roy and Michelle Carter 

Part 1/2: A teenage romance; an abuse victim looking for a way out and a young woman torn between the choices of life and death. In Part 1 of our series, we explore the star-crossed beginnings of the relationship of Conrad Roy and Michelle Carter in the year, months and weeks prior to his death. 

Part 2/2: .On July 13th of 2014, Conrad Roy was found deceased in his pickup truck following nearly a year and half of suicidal threats and a minimum of three prior attempts. In the aftermath of his suicide, troubling text messages between him and his girlfriend Michelle Carter surface. Suddenly, the girl voted "Most Likely to Brighten Your Day" is the center of a media circus and court case.

Join us for the conclusion of the complicated and tragic case of Conrad Roy and Michelle Carter. 

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Discussion of Suicide, Physical and Emotional Abuse

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References below the episode.

Story By: Lacey Ramse | Hosted by: Lacey Ramse & Alex Brenan

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https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

https://www.sprc.org/about-suicide/warning-signs 
https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/September-2019/How-to-Ask-Someone-About-Suicide 
https://nypost.com/2018/12/17/this-is-why-people-are-suddenly-googling-wellness-checks/ 

https://abcnews.go.com/US/supreme-court-declines-hear-michelle-carter-appeal-texting/story?id=68248229

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Samaritan_law

https://nypost.com/2020/01/23/early-release-of-michelle-carter-outrages-family-of-victim-conrad-roy/

https://www.cnn.com/2017/06/08/us/text-message-suicide-michelle-carter-conrad-roy/index.html 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/23/us/michelle-carter-text-suicide-release/index.html

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/a28282664/michelle-carter-parents/

https://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/a27704746/who-is-michelle-carter/

https://www.masslive.com/news/2017/06/michelle_carter_trial_defense_1.html 

https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/psychpedia/prefrontal-cortex 

https://breakthesilencedv.org/suicide-as-emotional-abuse-threats-suicide-control/ 

https://www.sprc.org/about-suicide/risk-protective-factors

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/two-takes-depression/201403/7-big-stupid-destructive-lies-depression-tells-you 

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/21/Michelle-Carter-denied-parole-early-release-boyfriend-suicide/stories/201909210067
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Social_Contract

Documentary: I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter on HBO. (2019)