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In a September text message to her friend, Carter admitted knowing about Roy's suicide and saying she participated in helping because "I couldn't have him live the way he was living anymore."
Janice Roy told CBS affiliate WBZ that despite her grandson’s long struggle with depression, she believes he could have been persuaded to not follow through with his suicide plan.
HE did this. Regardless what she said to him, HE chose to do what he did. He committed suicide.
In that case, perhaps there is help for her. If she's mentally ill, she needs help, not incarceration.
originally posted by: KawRider9
a reply to: Spider879
And here we have some more slippery slope. While what this girl said is horrible, it shouldn't be a chargeable offense(IMO).
I've told plenty of people to FOAD(F### off and die), go eat a bullet, jump off the nearest bridge, etc. Should I be charged if they actually did it?
Again, this is a horrible tragedy and the young lady goading him on is a ------ (Can't even type what I want to call her). But the kid took his own life and is responsible for his actions.
Butcherguy I am just stumped for an apparent cultural shift of a girl you met once in person is now your girlfriend the love of literally your life ONLINE!!.
Yea biatch cant be blamed, boy had depression, she didn't believe he's gonna do it, greased a little bit, world is a bad place, no charges needed, manslaughter? wth?
"Like, honestly I could have stopped it," Carter said in a text to her friend months after Roy's death. "I was the one on the phone with him and he got out of the car because [the carbon monoxide] was working and he got scared. I #en [sic] told him to get back in."
Hey, I'm sharing my thoughts, which are based on LOGIC, not EMOTION. If you're offended, that's your problem, not mine.
I believe in death with dignity. And I believe this is MY life. If I wanted to stop it, for whatever reason I feel is valid, it's MY business and no one else's, certainly not the law's. If I really wanted to end my life, I would consult with my husband to get his thoughts and to ask for his help.
If I got cancer again and didn't want to fight it with chemo and radiation, etc., I could possibly decide to commit suicide, being of sound mind. If my husband helped me, out of love, should he go to prison? I don't think so. He probably would, though.
But that's different from someone with a mental illness (depression) deciding on suicide.
She should be punished, but I don't have an answer to "how".
originally posted by: ghostrager
I'm not offended in the least, just in awe of how ignorant people can be in regards to depression and suicide as the result.
Someone who is depressed is not in their right state of mind.
I hope she receives jail time equivalent to premeditated murder, because that is what she did.
originally posted by: Klassified
None of us truly knows the intimate details of this case.
She's going to have to live with that, and the exposure she will now suffer. Incarcerating her will be useless in my opinion. She needs counseling(long term), and she needs to truly comprehend the severity of her actions. Unless she is psychopathic, this will weigh heavily on her in time.