• Michelle Carter case back in court to clarify sentence


    A hearing will be held Monday to clarify the sentence handed down in the texting-suicide trial.

    The state’s Office of the Commissioner of Probation is looking for clarification about Michelle Carter’s punishment after part of it was put on hold by the judge. The confusion centers around the court’s ability to stay only a portion of a split sentence.

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    Right now, part of Carter’s two-and-a-half-year sentence is on hold while the appeals process plays out.

    Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 suicide death of her boyfriend Conrad Roy.

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    The judge has excused Carter from the hearing.

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