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Watch The Trailer For HBO Documentary I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth V. Michelle Carter

Watch The Trailer For HBO Documentary I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth V. Michelle Carter

The trailer for HBO documentary I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth V. Michelle Carter has been released - watch it here:

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The new two-part documentary centres on the heartbreaking story of the suicide of 18-year-old Conrad Roy, and his girlfriend Michelle Carter who encouraged him to take his own life over text messages.

Covering the events from 2012, when they first started a relationship, up to his 2014 death, the documentary will feature trial footage, interviews with those closely involved with the case and expert opinions.

Conrad died after filling his vehicle with carbon monoxide, near to his home in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Following his tragic death, police uncovered messages sent from Carter to Conrad in which she encouraged him to end his life.

In a series of messages, Carter told Conrad: "You're just making it harder on yourself by pushing it off. You just have to do it."

Another chilling 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."

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And a third 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 everyday."

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

She was charged with involuntary manslaughter and, following a highly publicised trial, was found guilty.

She was handed a two-a-half-year sentence - with the judge ordering that 15 months must be served at Bristol County House of Corrections and the rest suspended - as well as an additional five years of probation.

Her lawyers appealed the sentence, but in February this year the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Carter had acted with 'criminal intent' and the involuntary manslaughter conviction was upheld. She was ordered to begin serving her custodial sentence in February this year.

The trial raised many questions surrounding criminal intent and became a huge talking point worldwide, so naturally it was only a matter of time before a documentary was made. The bizarre case is bound to be a big hit with true-crime fans.

A synopsis for I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth V. Michelle Carter reads: "The film presents a well-rounded look at a bizarre tale that was a deadly convergence of mental illness, loneliness, pop culture and technology."

I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth V. Michelle Carter is set to be released on 9 July.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: TV and Film

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]m

 

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