Michelle Carter Denied Parole

Michelle Carter at Bristol County House of Corrections. (Bristol County Sheriff)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The state parole board has denied Michelle Carter's request to be released early from prison. Carter is serving a 15-month sentence for her role in the death of her then-boyfriend, Conrad Roy.

"Ms. Carter's self-serving statements and behavior, leading up to and after his suicide, appear to be irrational and lacked sincerity," one board member wrote about the decision. "Ms. Carter needs to further address her causative factors that led to the governing offense."

Another board member writes Carter "did not provide sufficient insight into reason for lack of empathy at time of crime and surrounding time period."

Carter was convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter in the after sending Roy text messages encouraging him to take his own life in 2014.

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