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Michelle Carter Blog Series And Archive

By Peter R. Breggin MD

Michelle Carter Blog Series

Part I: Michelle Carter: Did She Text Her Boyfriend to Death?

Part II: Michelle Starts Prozac and Sees the Devil

Part III: DA Goes After Her Expert Witness to Stop His Blog

Part IV: Did She Tell Conrad to “Get back in the truck”?

Part V: The Michelle Carter Texting Trial Becomes a Witch Hunt

 

Michelle Carter Archives

Introduction

This Archive provides back up documentation for Dr. Breggin’s series on Mad in America titled, Michelle Carter:  The Story of the Girl Who Told Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself.  The series began on August 3, 2017. Learn Michelle’s story from the series.

Videos of the phases of the Michelle Carter trial can be found on the Internet:


Public Record and Media about Michelle Carter Case (1-48 retrieved from wikipedia, 08/15/17)

  1.  Things to Know: The Teen Girl Who Allegedly Urged Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself Via Texts”people.com. 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2017-06-13.
  2. Mike Lawrence. “Court filing reopens wound for family of Conrad Roy III”southcoasttoday.com. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  3. “Does Encouraging Suicide Make You a Killer?”The Cut. 2016-03-01. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  4. “Michelle Carter trial: Conrad Roy’s mother chokes up while testifying about last day they spent together”masslive.com. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  5. Obituary for Conrad Henri Roy III
  6. “Plainville teen charged with manslaughter in friend’s suicide – The Boston Globe”BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  7. “Trial Begins for Teen Accused of Urging Boyfriend to Suicide”Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  8. Warren, L. Teen who faces 20 years behind bars ‘for encouraging friend to kill himself’goes to Disney World and prom ahead of manslaughter trial. Daily Mail. Published: 08:39 EDT, 29 May 2015 | Updated: 21:01 EDT, 29 May 2015.
  9. Curt Brown. “Bristol DA’s office can continue to prosecute Michelle Carter case”southcoasttoday.com. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  10. Manning, L. Here’s what Mass. Supreme Court justices asked about the suicide-encouragement case. Boston.com, April 7, 2016, Accessed June 15, 2017
  11. “Court OKs trial for girl who texted boyfriend urging suicide”AP News. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  12. Krause, Nancy; Machado, Steph; WPRI (2017-06-06). “Michelle Carter waives right to jury trial; judge will decide case”wwlp.com. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  13. Ellement, John R.; Ransom, Jan (June 5, 2017). “Judge, not jury, will decide texting suicide case”Boston Globe.
  14. Demick, Barbara (June 16, 2017). “Michelle Carter found guilty in Massachusetts texting suicide case”. Tribune Media. LA Times. Retrieved 1June 6, 2017.
  15. “Five facts to know about Michelle Carter, the Plainville teen accused of encouraging her boyfriend’s suicide”. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  16. “Manslaughter Trial Begins for Woman Accused of Coercing Suicide through Text Messages”Forensic Magazine. 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  17.  “Michelle Carter text suicide trial verdict: Guilty”. CBSNews.com. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  18. “Michelle Carter found guilty in texting suicide case”. BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  19. Sanchez, Ray; Lance, Natisha (16 June 2017). “Judge finds Michelle Carter guilty of manslaughter in texting suicide case”. Cable News Network/Turner Broadcasting. CNN. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  20. “Michelle Carter found guilty by judge in text message suicide case”masslive.com. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  21. Sanchez, R., Lance, N. Judge finds Michelle Carter guilty of manslaughter in texting suicide case. Updated 12:16 PM ET, Friday, June 16, 2017
  22. Michelle Carter leaving court after manslaughter conviction: http://bit.ly/2sy32RW
  23. “For Conrad Roy’s mother, his suicide isn’t just a controversial case”Boston.com. 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  24. “Teen’s Parents Speak Out on the Girlfriend Who Encouraged Their Son’s Suicide”PEOPLE.com. 2017-06-16. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  25. CNN, Ray Sanchez, Natisha Lance and Eric Levenson and. “Woman sentenced to 15 months in texting suicide case”CNN. Retrieved 2017-08-03.
  26. “Michelle Carter sentenced in texting suicide case”Boston.com. 2017-08-03. Retrieved 2017-08-03.
  27. Lam, Katherine (2017-08-03). “Michelle Carter, woman in suicide texting case, sentenced”Fox News. Retrieved 2017-08-03.
  28. La Miere, Jason (16 June 2017). “WHO IS MICHELLE CARTER? VERDICT REACHED IN TEXTING SUICIDE TRIAL INVOLVING DEATH OF CONRAD ROY III”Newsweek. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  29. Trial Over Suicide and Texting Lays Bare Pain of 2 TeenagersNew York Times
  30. “Videos of Conrad Roy now key evidence in texting suicide trial”. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  31. “Teen Accused of Urging Boyfriend’s Suicide Took Meds that Hurt Her Ability to Empathize: Psychiatrist”people.com. 2017-06-12. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  32. Brown, Curt. “Contrasting views of evidence in Michelle Carter trial”southcoasttoday.com. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  33. “Details emerge about Michelle Carter, Plainville teen accused of encouraging boyfriend Conrad Roy to kill himself”masslive.com. Retrieved 2017-06-13.
  34. David Linton. “Judge hears two different portraits of Plainville woman during texting-suicide trial”The Sun Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  35. “Michelle Carter trial: Was Conrad Roy ‘Romeo’ or a ‘pawn?’ Defense and prosecution clash in opening statements”masslive.com. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  36. Associated Press (16 June 2017). “Defense: Michelle Carter was a ‘very troubled youngster”. Boston Globe Media Partners. Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  37. Hand, J. Lawyer: Plainville teen ‘bewildered’ over involuntary manslaughter charges in friend’s suicide death. April 23, 2015, Accessed June 15, 2017
  38. “Woman Who Urged Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself Became “Delusional” Because Of Antidepressants: Psychiatrist”BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  39. “Suicide-by-Text Trial’s Latest Twist: It Was the Drugs”Vice. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  40. “Attorney for teen accused of encouraging boyfriend to kill himself raises questions about antidepressant”Boston.com. 2016-07-29. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  41. “Michelle Carter Might Not Be The Only Thing Responsible For Conrad Roy’s Death”Thought Catalog. 2017-06-09. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  42. “Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) Tablets/Oral Solution” (pdf). Prescribing Information. Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  43. Press, The Associated (2016-12-01). “Judge denies funds for drug expert in texting suicide case”WPRI 12 Eyewitness News. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  44. McGovern, R. Michelle Carter case set to make legal history.
  45. Sanchez, R., Lance, N. Judge finds Michelle Carter guilty of manslaughter in texting suicide case. Updated 12:16 PM ET, Friday, June 16, 2017
  46. Seelye, K.Q., and Bidgoodjune, J. Michelle Carter Is Guilty of Manslaughter in Texting Suicide Case. Washington Post, June 16, 2017
  47. Bever, Lindsey (June 16, 2017). “e Michelle Carter, who urged her boyfriend to commit suicide, found guilty in his death”. Fred Ryan. Washington Post. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  48. Seelye, Katharine Q. (16 June 2017). “Michelle Carter Is Guilty of Manslaughter in Texting Suicide Case”. The New York Times Company. New York Times. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  49. Harris, Chris (June 12, 2017). Teen Accused of Urging Boyfriend’s Suicide Took Meds that Hurt Her Ability to Empathize and Reason: Psychiatristpeople.comRetrieved 16, July 2017.
  50. Linton, David (June 9, 2017)Defense mounts its case in manslaughter trial of Plainville woman. The Sun ChronicleRetrieved 16, July 2017.
  51. Glaun, Dan (June 16, 2017). Michelle Carter: ‘All I had to say was I love you and don’t do this one more time and he’d still be here’. masslive.comRetrieved 16, July 2017.
  52. Hall, E, Nashrulla, T. (June 9, 2017). It Looks Like The Woman Accused Of Urging Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself Stole A Quote From “Glee”. Buzzfeed.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  53. Brown, Curt. (Jan 23, 2017). Defense: New information in Michelle Carter case raises possible questions about timeline. Southcoasttoday.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  54. http://masscases.com/cases/sjc/474/474mass624.html#foot7 .  Documents from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts show the exact times of the last phone calls exchanged between Michelle and Conrad (Footnote 7): “One call, at 6:28 P.M. on July 12, came from the victim’s cellular telephone and the other, at 7:12 P.M., came from the defendant’s cellular telephone. Each call lasted over forty minutes.”
  55. Stop the Breggin Blog, DA asks judge.
  56. Awford, Jenny (June 14, 2017). ‘I APPRECIATE YOUR KINDNESS’ Conrad Roy penned heartbreaking suicide note thanking girlfriend Michelle Carter who ‘bullied him into killing himself with cruel texts’. thesun.co.ukRetrieved August 26, 2017.
  57. “Michelle to Sam about “Get out of Truck” in context 9.13-15.2014.
  58. Two examples of text messages that prove people saw Michelle’s scars.
  59. Michelle’s Senior Class Award as “Most likely to Brighten Up Your Day.
  60. Judge’s Final Order in Response to DA Makes No Criticism or Censorship of Dr. Breggin.
  61. ABC-TV 20/20 August 4, 2017,  “Death by Text.”
  62. Texting suicide sentencing provides no closure, but victim’s mother declares: ‘We want to move on’. 
  63. Peter R. Breggin, MD, Report in the Case of Michelle Carter (80 pps, 26 attachments).
  64. Dr. Peter Breggin’s 26 PDF Attachments to his Report.
  65. The Assistant DA who persecuted Michelle earned herself a judgeship.
  66. DA Whose Office Prosecuted Michelle Hid His Family Ties to Deceased Conrad Roy.
  67. More about the DA’s family ties to Conrad.
  68. Still more about the DA’s family ties to Conrad Roy.
  69. Conrad Roy’s Mother Sues Michelle Carter.
  70. Evidence that would have overturned the entire case against Michelle Carter.
  71. Conrad Roy’s mother describes how Conrad hid his dark side from her and the family.
  72. Conrad’s father tells police his wife slapped him 8.27.11.
  73. Judge Finds Relevant Conrad Witnessing Domesitic Abuse. Boston Globe 9.2.16.
  74. Conrad tells police his father beat him up. 2.19.14.
  75. Conrad’s mother says Dad has blood on his hand 8.4.14.
  76. Michelle tries to ask Conrad about being beat up (by his father).
  77. Conrad’s initial character transformation overwhelms Michelle 10.10.12.
  78. Another example of Conrad’s abusive insensitivity on meds 11.24.12.
  79. Michelle & Conrad overwhelmed by devil nightmares, terrors and hallucinations 11.24.12.
  80. Example Michelle open and loving; Conrad hostile, rejecting, untrusting October 2013.
  81. NYT Op-Ed: “the court has dealt a blow to the constitutionally enshrined idea that speech is not, itself, violence.”
  82. NYT Op-Ed: “But the phone conversation was not recorded.”
  83. NYT Op-Ed: “The outcome of the trial stunned legal experts.”
  84. NYT Op-Ed: “Lays Bare Pain of 2 Teenagers.”

 

Background Documentation for First Report in the Series:  

During the cross-examination of Dr. Breggin, the prosecution claimed that Michelle’s multiple texts about cutting herself and her need for help were fake attempts to get sympathy and attention, and that no one had ever seen her scars or cuts. During continued cross-examination the following morning, Dr. Breggin produced two examples of friends who texted her with concern after noticing her scars or cuts in school.  In addition, note the high degree of empathy and caring exchanged between Michelle and her friends.  The warmth displayed in these two little snippets among these teens, including from Michele toward her many friends, is found abundantly and persistently throughout years of texting before and after Conrad’s death.   

After Michelle was indicted by the state for manslaughter and vilified in the press, she was nonetheless invited back to school for her senior year and before graduation was voted the class award for “Most Likely to Brighten Up Your Day.”


Background Documentation for Second Report in the Series:  

Involuntary Intoxication is a well-known legal defense. This article cites at least one of Dr. Breggin’s cases, Brancaccio v. State (in Florida). 
 
The somewhat balanced 20/20 feature allows me in several clips to summarize my view of the case, including the negative influence on  Michelle of both involuntary intoxication and Conrad’s battering of her with threats of suicide.