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    Michelle Carter denied parole at first hearing

    The Massachusetts woman convicted of urging her boyfriend to commit suicide via text messages has been denied early release.

    The state Parole Board announced Friday it has rejected Michelle Carter's bid for release after serving about half her 15-month jail sentence. The board says Carter "needs to further address" the factors that led to her criminal actions.

    Carter was convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III. The now 22-year-old woman began her sentence in February.


    Thousands expected to rally in Boston for youth climate strike
    A parole hearing for Michelle Carter, the Plainville woman who sent text messages to her boyfriend urging him to kill himself, is set for Thursday, the parole board confirmed.

    Carter, 23, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 death of Conrad Roy, and was sentenced in February to serve 15 months in prison after the state Supreme Judicial Court upheld her conviction and sentence.


    Veteran BPD officer on leave after students say he called them racial slurs

    A Boston Police officer who has been with the department for over 16 years is being accused of misconduct while visiting a local school.

    According to the Boston Police Department, the officer was placed on administrative leave after an incident report was filed on Sept. 13.


    Patriots' Antonio Brown trying to ignore mounting sexual assault probe

    Patriots receiver Antonio Brown declined to answer questions about allegations of sexual assault and rape against him and says he's keeping his focus on football.

    Brown answered only four questions at his locker on Thursday in an interview that lasted just over a minute in his first interview with reporters since agreeing to a deal with the Patriots Sept. 7.


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