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Massachusetts high court to take up suicide texting appeal

Massachusetts high court to take up suicide texting appealBOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts will hear the appeal of a young woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter for sending her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers.



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Girl found 'brutally murdered' at home after texting mother about someone knocking at door

Girl found 'brutally murdered' at home after texting mother about someone knocking at doorYhoana Arteaga was found bludgeoned to death in her family’s mobile home with her clothing “in disarray”, police said. There was no evidence of forced entry to the trailer in Nashville, Tennessee. The girl had suffered blunt force trauma to her body, police spokesman Don Aaron told a press conference.



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Plane passenger spots man texting about sex abuse of kids

Plane passenger spots man texting about sex abuse of kidsA sharp-eyed airline passenger spotted another passenger texting about sexually assaulting children, leading officers in California and Washington state to arrest two people and find two young victims, authorities said Thursday.



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Michelle Carter Gets 2 and 1/2-Year Sentence in Texting Suicide Case

Michelle Carter Gets 2 and 1/2-Year Sentence in Texting Suicide Case15 months of that senetnce is committed. The remaining can be suspended to August 2022. Carter was convicted of coercing her boyfriend, 18-year-old Conrad Roy III to kill himself in 2014.



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Plane passenger spots man texting about sex abuse of kids

Plane passenger spots man texting about sex abuse of kidsSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A sharp-eyed airline passenger spotted another passenger texting about sexually assaulting children, leading officers in California and Washington state to arrest two people and find two young victims, authorities said Thursday.



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U.S. teen texting manslaughter verdict could face legal challenge

U.S. teen texting manslaughter verdict could face legal challengeA Massachusetts woman could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison this week for sending text messages to her boyfriend urging him to commit suicide. The verdict was the first of its kind in the state, and legal experts said it is likely to be appealed. Michelle Carter, now 20, was found guilty in June of involuntary manslaughter for the messages she sent to her 18-year-old boyfriend, who asphyxiated himself in his parked truck as she texted him in 2014.



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"Textalyzer" Device Allows Police to Determine if Drivers Were Texting and Driving

"Textalyzer" Device Allows Police to Determine if Drivers Were Texting and DrivingThe “Textalyzer” device allows police to plug in and determine if a driver was using a cell phone to text while driving. Jeff Rossen shows how it works.



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Teen found guilty in texting suicide case

Teen found guilty in texting suicide caseA Massachusetts judge found Michelle Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter for sending text messages urging her boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to commit suicide back in 2014.



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Judge faces legal quagmire in teen texting suicide trial

Judge faces legal quagmire in teen texting suicide trialBOSTON (AP) — Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy III are both sad figures in a teenage tragedy that ended with Roy killing himself and Carter charged with manslaughter.



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Teen who took life in texting case studied suicide methods

Teen who took life in texting case studied suicide methodsTAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts teenager prosecutors say was coaxed by text messages from his girlfriend into killing himself had researched suicide online, a defense witness testified Friday.



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