On Friday June 16, 2017 Michelle Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. A sentencing report is being prepared and will be announced in a hearing on August 3, 2017. Carter will be sentenced as an adult and faces up to 20 years in the state prison.
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.
Two suspicious deaths and two women who have been made infamous because of them. Kurt Cobain was found dead on April 8, 1994. Many believe his wife (whom he was about to divorce) Courtney Love orchestrated his death. A new documentary released in 2015 titled, “Soaked in Bleach” includes retired Seattle Chief-of-police stating that he believes the case should be re-opened. There is an abundance of evidence pointing to Courtney Love’s involvement with Kurt’s death.
Meredith Kercher was found dead on November 2, 2007. Prosecutors believe that her roommate, Amanda Knox, orchestrated her death. While she and her boyfriend have been set free, the judges deemed that they were both under ‘strong suspicion‘ of being responsible. (The ISC ruled that Knox was present in the cottage and that she washed off her victim’s blood from her hands.)
Two women, strongly suspected of murder, Courtney Love and Amanda Knox have a lot in common:
- Both born on July 9th
- Both abused alcohol and drugs
- Both bonded with their boyfriends with drugs
- Both from the Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington state)
- Both made millions of dollars from the deaths
- Both described as pathological liars
- Both described as psychopaths
- Both strongly suspected of being involved in the murder
- Both planted stories in the media to put a positive spin on themselves
- Both of their boyfriends (in Courtney’s case, ex-boyfriend) are also strongly suspected of being manipulated by them to help with murder
- Both were fully supported by Seattle police and media in Seattle, WA
- Both enjoy singing loudly and brashly on stage
- Both came from broken homes and had difficult early life
- Both were the result of unplanned pregnancies
- Both have been described as ‘good actresses’
- Both are strongly suspected of killing someone who was much more talented/successful/popular/intelligent than themselves
- Both went on to follow the same career path as the person they are strongly suspected of murdering
- Both are known for being grungy/dirty in appearance, lacking hygiene.
- Both have displayed overly-aggressive behavior (ex. Knox threw drink over DJ’s head in Italy in night club and got thrown out, Courtney was in a number of fights)
- Both hired experts to refute evidence with absurd claims.
Les Grossman (@Les____Grossman) December 25, 2015
The teenage girl who texted her boyfriend, insisting that he follow through with killing himself in July 2014 is due back in court at the end of the month. “Carter, 18, is facing involuntary manslaughter charges in a Massachusetts juvenile court over the suicide of her boyfriend.”