In July of 2014, Conrad Roy III committed suicide by pumping carbon monoxide into his car, but it was found that his girlfriend at the time, Michelle Carter, pushed him to do so.
There were hundreds of text messages that were exchanged between Roy and Carter up until he committed suicide. This messages read things like — You can’t think about it. You just have to do it. You said you were gonna do it. Like I don’t get why you aren’t” . Some messages even showed that Carter was demanding him to “do it now” and “no more waiting”, clearly telling Roy to kill himself, and not taking necessary precautions. Someone who is suicidal is in a very unstable state of mind, and being told to commit suicide would drive them right into it. It was found that Carter was on the phone with Roy up until the moment he became unconscious from the fumes. It was also found that when Roy jumped out of the car because he became scared, Carter insisted he re-enter the car.
Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, and is facing up to 20 years in prison.
We here at Keepers want to protect your children from people like Michelle Carter, and with your help we can do exactly that. Lynn Roy, Roy’s mother, stated in court that “he showed no signs he intended to harm himself”, this is a problem that Keepers is out to solve.
Keepers keeps parents informed on the things that they need to know. Most parents, like Lynn Roy, do not know that their child is feeling suicidal, and our app would expose those feelings, and could save a child’s life.