Imprisonment for encouraging suicide friend

Michelle Carter, a 20-year-old American woman who urged in 2014 her then 18-year-old friend to commit suicide, was Thursday sentenced to fifteen months ' imprisonment.

She gets a five-year conditional imprisonment, according to American media.

During the trial, the prosecutors argued hundreds of text messages, which Carter, then 17 years old, to her friend sent and got it. She encourages him, even if he is in doubt, to getting out of the life. Eventually, he committed suicide by poisoning himself with carbon monoxide.

Carter could get 20 years in prison. In the State of Massachusetts, where the incident took place, is assistance with suicide is not considered a crime. In 20 other American States that they do. The Prosecutor had to prove that Carter was the culprit of the suicide.

suicide
a friend
stimulate
imprisonment