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New Details Revealed In I Love You, Now Die Has Split Viewers' Opinion

New Details Revealed In I Love You, Now Die Has Split Viewers' Opinion

HBO's two-part documentary I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth V. Michelle Carter has aired in the UK and has firmly divided opinions, with many viewers saying it gave a completely new insight into the case.

In case you've not seen it, the documentary centres on the heartbreaking story of 18-year-old Conrad Roy, who took his own life, and his girlfriend Michelle Carter who was accused of encouraging him to carry out the suicide.

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Conrad Roy took his own life in 2014, aged just 18. Credit: HBO
Conrad Roy took his own life in 2014, aged just 18. Credit: HBO

I Love You, Now Die takes an in-depth look at the events leading up to the 2014 suicide as well as the subsequent trial of Carter.

Conrad died near his home in Fairhaven, Massachusetts and in the days following his tragic death cops unveiled hundreds of messages between him and Carter.

One message read: "If you don't do it now, you're never going to do it. And you can say you'll do it tomorrow, but you probably won't."

While another said: "I thought you wanted to do this. The time is right and you're ready, you just need to do it! You can't keep living this way. You just need to do it like you did last time and not think about it and just do it babe. You can't keep doing this every day."

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Carter was charged with involuntary manslaughter and, following a headline-grabbing trial, was found guilty.

The unusual case was splashed across the media, with many media outlets portraying Carter as an evil monster.

However, since the documentary aired on Sky Crime and new details were shared, such as Carter's struggles with her own mental health and badly prescribed medication, viewers are now divided.

Taking to Twitter one viewer wrote: "Having just watched both episodes of I Love You, Now Die on Sky Crime UK, this case certainly wasn't as cut and dried as I first thought, and press made out. A story of love and two fucked up kids. It's actually very, very sad."

While a second added: "The twitter population's take on I Love You, Now Die is fascinating. It's like I watched a completely different documentary to many people. Michelle Carter has serious mental health issues. She was legally a child. Prison won't help her. She should never have been found guilty."

A third person added: "Thoroughly recommend the fantastically decisive HBO documentary, I Love You, Now Die on the new Sky Crime channel. My opinion? No way should Michelle Carter be in jail."

I Love You, Now Die is available to watch on Now TV and Sky Crime in the UK.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: TV and Film, crime

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]

 

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