"The [board] is troubled that Ms. Carter not only encouraged [Conrad Roy III] to take his own life, she actively prevented others from intervening in his suicide", the MA parole board wrote in the decision to deny parole, according to The Hill. She sat on the phone with him and listened as he inhaled carbon monoxide in his pickup truck in a secluded parking lot.
Roy's aunt, Becki Maki, said in a statement provided by Quinn's office that Carter still belongs in custody. The now 22-year-old woman began her sentence in February.
In denying Carter's request for parole, one of the board members wrote: "Given subject's behavior in facilitating victim's death, release [is] not compatible with [the] best interest of society". She asked the U.S. Supreme Court in July to overturn her conviction on First Amendment grounds.
But even though Carter's request for parole has been denied, she is still expected to be released early for good behavior.
Both Roy and Carter suffered from clinical depression and had previously attempted suicide, two disheartening factors the young pair centered their companionship on.
In text messages released during the trial, Carter appeared frustrated because Conrad had not gone through with killing himself. She sent him dozens of texts from more than 30 miles away encouraging him to kill himself and "get back in" his truck, despite his apprehensions.
'Drink bleach. Why don't you just drink bleach?
Carter (shown in 2017) was 17 years old and recently discharged from a psychiatric hospital when she encouraged her boyfriend, Roy, 18, to commit suicide on July 13, 2014.
Carter has served around half her sentence, but a MA state parole board rejected her application to be set free this week.
"I think she needs to be held responsible for her actions 'cause she knew exactly what she was doing and what she said", Roy told "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty.
"Well, I guess [that I am frustrated] just because you always say you are gonna do it but you don't, but last night I know you really wanted to do it and I'm not mad".