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Read: Parole board issues decision denying Michelle Carter’s request for early jail release

The 22-year-old was convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Conrad Roy III.

The Massachusetts Parole Board denied a request for early release on Friday from Michelle Carter, the 22-year-old Plainville woman convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide. 

She appeared before the board on Thursday. In a statement announcing their decision, board members wrote that they remained “troubled” that Carter not only encouraged Conrad Roy III to take his own life in 2014 but also “actively prevented others from intervening in his suicide.”

Carter and her lawyers have appealed her conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court, after it was upheld by the state Supreme Judicial Court in February. She began serving her 15-month jail sentence in February. 

Read the decision from the board below: