Enlarge / Michelle Carter. (credit: Boston Globe/Getty Images)
A Massachusetts woman charged with involuntary manslaughter because of text messages prosecutors said cajoled a teen boy into commiting suicide was found guilty Friday.
Judge Lawrence Moniz, who was presiding over the non-jury trial, began deliberating Tuesday after a weeklong trial in a Bristol County courtroom.
The woman, Michelle Carter, faces a maximum 20-year prison term in a widely watched prosecution in a state that has no law forbidding people from encouraging suicide.

The authorities, however, maintained that Carter, when she was 18, sent her teen friend Conrad Roy text messages that “wantonly and recklessly” caused him to poison himself in a car with carbon monoxide in 2014.
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