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Woman convicted of convincing boyfriend to kill himself being released

Texting suicide case: Michelle Carter to spend 15 months in prison
Posted at 7:26 AM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 09:26:34-05

DARTMOUTH, MA — The woman convicted of manslaughter for convincing her boyfriend to kill himself is getting out of jail Thursday morning.

Michelle Carter is being released after serving most of a 15-month sentence at the Bristol County jail in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

The 23-year-old is getting out for good behavior. She will now serve five years of probation.

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Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Carter's conviction appeal.

Prosecutors say she caused her boyfriend's 2014 death when she told him in a phone call to get back into his carbon monoxide-filled truck.