There’s a new true crime documentary about the Michelle Carter case
She persuaded her boyfriend to take his own life and he did
There’s a new true crime documentary all about the story of the Michelle Carter case. The documentary is called “I Love You Now Die” and follows the real life events of a 17-year-old girl who persuaded her boyfriend to take his own life in a series of texts.
Michelle Carter, the teenager accused of coercing her boyfriend to kill himself, sparked headlines and fierce debate around the world. The two part documentary follows the case and includes footage from the trial and interviews with those involved.
What is ‘I Love You Now Die’ about?
I Love You, Now Die is based on the case of Michelle Carter. Michelle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after texting her boyfriend Conrad persuading him to take his own life in 2014.
In July 2014, 18-year-old Conrad Roy died by suicide in his car. Police then found messages on his phone from his girlfriend, 17-year-old Michelle Carter, that seemed to encourage him to take his life. The story went viral and the trial raised the question of whether someone can be held accountable for the suicide of another person.
In her court case, Michelle was painted as a reckless murderer playing “a sick game of life and death.” She was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in 2017 and given two and half years in jail. She appealed her conviction and her sentence was paused.
In September of this year, Michelle appeared again in court – asking for an early release from prison. This request was denied. Michelle Carter then began her 15-month sentence in February 2019.
The documentary I Love You, Now Die includes footage from Michelle Carter’s trial and features interviews with key people involved. These include her boyfriend’s family, her defence lawyer, witnesses who appeared in court, detectives and journalists who covered the case. Documentary filmmakers were able to bring the only camera allowed in court for this historic case.
Where can I watch ‘I Love You Now Die’?
I Love You Now Die is premiering on HBO. It is also available on NowTV and you can watch in its entirety on Sky Crime. Part one of the documentary first aired on Sky Crime on the 6th October.