Inyoung You is accused of encouraging Alexander Urtula to take his personal life.
BOSTON — The manslaughter case in opposition to a former Boston School pupil accused of encouraging her boyfriend to take his personal life will head towards trial, prosecutors stated Friday.
A courtroom this week partially denied the protection’s movement to dismiss, discovering that Inyoung You’s phrases may have induced Alexander Urtula to kill himself, Suffolk County District Lawyer Rachael Rollins’ workplace stated. The decide did dismiss one of many prosecution’s theories, ruling that You’s failure to summon assist did not trigger his suicide, Rollins’ workplace stated.
Prosecutors say You despatched Urtula, of Cedar Grove, New Jersey, hundreds of messages within the final two months of their relationship, together with many urging him to “go kill your self.” Urtula died in Boston on Could 20, the day of his Boston School commencement.
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The case grimly echoes that of Michelle Carter, who garnered headlines and an HBO movie. The younger Massachusetts girl was sentenced to 15 months in jail after she was convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter for utilizing textual content messages and telephone calls to encourage her boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to kill himself in 2014.
An lawyer for You stated the protection is happy that the courtroom dismissed one of many prosecution’s two theories.
“With respect to the only remaining idea, the Courtroom famous that that is an extremely complicated space of legislation and that in contrast to within the Carter case Ms. You repeatedly begged her boyfriend to not commit suicide. We predict this can be a vital reality which can in the end exonerate Ms. You,” Howard Cooper stated in an announcement.