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'I Love You, Now Die' Is The Most Tormenting True Crime You'll Watch This Year

Emily Reily 25 Apr 2019

An upcoming HBO documentary called I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter is set to grip viewers with its true crime story of two teens in love, and how one was encouraged by the other to commit suicide.

Thousands of Text Messages

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Conrad Roy and Michelle Carter carried on a long-distance relationship mainly through text messages. Ladbible writes that they exchanged about 60,000 text messages over their relationship.

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Text Messages Play Role In Carter's Case

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The film's trailer features images of a vacant beach only inhabited by the occasional seagull. The tranquil picture is cut with images of text messages, some romantic, between Carter and Roy. Some of the messages include Carter encouraging Roy to "do it."

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Roy Killed Himself In 2014

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The two met in 2012, and lived an hour apart in Massachusetts. In July, 2014, Roy had filled up his pickup truck with carbon monoxide, but then apparently became "scared," and left his vehicle. Carter told him to go back inside and encouraged him to "do it."

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Carter Was Convicted In Roy's Death

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Carter was convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 15 months in prison. According to Ladbible, the judge in the case told Carter her actions amounted to "wanton and reckless conduct."

Her case brings up the issue: How responsible are we for others' actions while we're miles apart?

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Documentary To Air This Summer

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Carter began serving her term in February 2019. I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter will air over the summer, though there is no official date yet.

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