Sitting quietly in the courtroom of Taunton District Courthouse at nine A.M. a packed audience, comprised mainly of journalists, jumps up duteously. His Honor has entered the room. Massachusetts Taunton District Court, a newly constructed building, opened in 2011. Bright, clean, sunny and spacious, the ambience seems intended to help placate its visitors; the masses of unfortunate souls who pass through the glass enclosed entrance many enduring the darkest times of their life. A trial concerning a suicide strikes a collective nerve.
On Thursday, June 8, 2017 the fourth day of Michelle Carter’s trial to determine whether she will be convicted for involuntary manslaughter continued. The prosecution called three witnesses, two state police electronics experts and the medical examiner.
Michelle Carter is in court this week being tried for involuntary manslaughter for influencing 18-year-old Conrad Roy into committing suicide in July 2014. There is more than one reporter live tweeting the trial and some very interesting information is being shared.
One new revelation is that Carter chose to not have a jury in her trial but only a judge decide her fate. Another new insight is Carter has her own mental health issues that she was seeing a therapist for at the time of Roy’s suicide. This was new news to the prosecutor who seemed skeptical about it.
It is being reported on September 28, 2015 that Rutgers University’s computer system was attacked again. On Monday, the same hacker that has taken down their system at least four other times in the past year, did it again. An unidentified person(s) who goes by the name Exfocus on Twitter has claimed responsibility for the Denial of Service attack that interrupted internet service for thousands of students.
It is being reported on August 24, 2015 that the identities of NASA employees who were found to have bought child pornography from an Eastern European website will not be revealed. “An investigation by Daily Mail Online found 16 staff members from the space agency paid for pictures and videos of children in sexual situations, but were never prosecuted.”
A news was conference held on Monday August 24, 2015 to offer a $500,000 reward to anyone who identifies the hackers that released private data from the Ashley Madison website. The repercussions of this security breach has spread all over the world. At least two suicides have been directly connected to this computer attack.
It is being reported on August 23, 2015 that a cyberhacker who calls himself, Exfocus, has repeatedly attacked the computer infrastructure of Rutgers University. The disruptions have taken down their website four times in the past year. Exfocus has also taunted Rutgers on social media, saying, “I’m fairly certain I could run circles around all of you with my eyes closed, and one leg amputated.”