Michelle Carter Being Sued for $4.2 Million by Mother of Late Boyfriend

With her defense attorney Joseph Cataldo at left, Michelle Carter listens to her sentencing for involuntary manslaughter for encouraging 18-year-old Conrad Roy III to kill himself in July 2014. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. She was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter. (Matt West/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)

Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts woman sentenced to serve 15 months in jail in the 2014 suicide of her boyfriend, is being sued by his mother.

Lynn Roy is seeking $4.2 million in lost future wages for her son Conrad Roy III, according to the Associated Press. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Carter in Norfolk Superior Court on behalf of her son’s estate, one month after Carter was convicted in June of involuntary manslaughter.

It is unclear if Carter has retained a civil attorney.

Carter was 17 when she urged Roy, 18, through texts and phone conversations to kill himself, even as the young man, who battled depression, told her just at the very end that he wanted to abandon his plan.

Carter was sentenced to two-and-a-half years, but all but 15 months of that sentence were suspended. However, her lawyer, Joseph Cataldo, said he plans to appeal her conviction, and Massachusetts Judge Lawrence Moniz agreed to stay her jail sentence until the appeal is resolved.

On July 13, 2014, authorities found Roy’s body in his pickup truck, in a parking lot where, the night before, he had attached a hose to a portable generator to fill the cab with the carbon monoxide that killed him.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Karen Mizoguchi