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Source: HBO

The Texts Michelle Carter Sent Sam Boardman Played a Huge Role in Her Conviction

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Content warning: This story contains details on a case involving death by suicide and eating disorders that might be triggering to some readers.

If you're unfamiliar with the suicide-texting case of The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter, catch up on all the facts here because we're going to jump right into Carter's friendship with Samantha "Sam" Boardman and what their text conversations mean for her conviction.

HBO's I Love You, Now Die two-hour special on Carter's case examines the events that led to Conrad Roy III's death by suicide on July 12, 2014. And it turns out that it was one text message Carter sent to her friend Sam that turned this case from a tragic suicide to the involuntary manslaughter charge that she was ultimately convicted of.