Her attorney, Joseph Cataldo, slammed the board's ruling to The Boston Globe, arguing that it was based on an "incorrect and unsafe prior legal ruling" of the state Supreme Judicial Court upholding Carter's conviction.
Michelle Carter, 22, began her 15-month sentence in February after the Massachusetts Supreme Court agreed with the lower court's guilty verdict. She has served seven months of a 15-month sentence for her role in the 2014 death of Conrad Roy. She sat on the phone with him and listened as he inhaled carbon monoxide in his pickup truck in a secluded parking lot.
In its February 6 ruling, the SJC unanimously rejected defense arguments that Carter's conversations with Roy and the dozens of text messages and e-mails that they exchanged before his death were protected speech under the First Amendment.
Although she has been denied parole, Carter will likely be released early, as she has been a "model prisoner", working while in jail and attending educational programs. Furthermore, the board said, Carter's "self-serving statements and behavior, leading up to and after his suicide, appear to be irrational and lacked sincerity". "Did not provide sufficient insight into reason for lack of empathy at the time of crime and surrounding time period".
The notorious prison, which once housed the late National Football League killer Aaron Hernandez, confirmed that Carter, now 23, has earned enough time for good behavior to be set free by the beginning of next year, or two months early.
The young woman convicted of charges in her boyfriend's suicide has been denied parole in MA on September 20, it was reported. He added that his client also was struggling with mental health issues at the time Roy III committed suicide. Both struggled with depression, and Roy had previously tried to kill himself. She could be released as early as March, and possibly sooner. "To that end, we have filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court". Carter then told him to "get back" in the vehicle, the report said. You said you were gonna do it.
"I think she needs to be held responsible for her actions 'cause she knew exactly what she was doing and what she said", Roy told "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty.
"You're not joking about this or bullshitting me, right?"