Plainville teen charged with encouraging friend’s suicide appears in court

TAUNTON, MA (WHDH) - A 19-year-old Plainville girl charged with encouraging a friend to commit suicide  was called to court again Friday.

Lawyers for Michelle Carter asked the judge to suppress statements she made to police.

This marks just one of two dozen motions they filed on her behalf.

Earlier this month, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled Carter can face involuntary manslaughter for allegedly convincing her friend to commit suicide.

Prosecutors say Carter helped her friend, Conrad Roy, come up with a plan to kill himself in 2014.

They also say she then sent him text messages pushing him to kill himself when he procrastinated.

Roy, 18, died of carbon monoxide poisoning in his truck two years ago.

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