Woman convicted in texting-suicide case released from prison

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Michelle Carter, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 death of her boyfriend, has been released from a Massachusetts prison.

The 23-year-old was freed this morning, a few months short of her 15-month sentence at the Bristol County jail in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Carter was 17 years old when 18-year-old Conrad Roy III, who was born in Cedar Grove, took his own life.

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A judge decided that Carter was responsible for his death because she, via a phone call, convinced him to return to his carbon monoxide-filled vehicle that was in a parking lot.

The call-in question wasn't recorded, but the judge relied on text messages that referenced him.

Carter began serving her 15-month sentence last February, but was released early for good behavior. She will now serve five years of probation. The U.S. Supreme Court last week declined to hear Carter's conviction appeal.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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