Texts reveal tragic last moments before Boston College student died by suicide

Prosecutors say Inyoung You (right) encouraged Alexander Urtula’s suicide.
Prosecutors say Inyoung You (right) encouraged Alexander Urtula’s suicide. –Suffolk County District Attorney's Office

A former Boston College student charged for her alleged role in the suicide of her boyfriend will return soon to the United States to be arraigned and plans to present copies of text messages that indicate she tried to talk him out of harming himself during the last moments of his life, according to a public relations firm representing her.

Inyoung You, a 21-year-old native of South Korea, was indicted last month by a Suffolk grand jury on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Alexander Urtula, who leaped to his death from a parking garage May 20. An arraignment date has not been announced, according to the Suffolk district attorney’s office, which declined comment on the text messages.


The text messages released to the Globe by Rasky Partners Inc., which represents You, show a series of texts, purportedly between You and Urtula, in which she implores a clearly suicidal Urtula not to hurt himself. The texts could be presented at trial as part of her defense, the firm said. You’s defense team, which did not want to be named, asserted that the text messages are authentic.


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