Amanda Knox Backs Michelle Carter in Text Suicide Case – Is This Right?

Amanda Know who herself was once accused but later cleared of murder says Carter should not have been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

In an article in the Los Angels Times Knox wrote, “Encouraging your boyfriend to follow through with his own death wish should not qualify [as involuntary manslaughter]. Carter may not be innocent in a moral or philosophical sense, but she was wrongfully convicted,”

She adds, “Carter was ill-equipped to manage her own social anxiety, self-harm ideation and body dysmorphia, much less Roy’s depression and tortured obsession with ending his own life.”

Knox who has also suffered from depression wrote, “ I felt the power of those thoughts, the comfort in knowing that no matter how bad things got, no matter how seemingly desperate and inescapable a situation, there was always an escape.”

Amanda Know was cleared of the murder of her roommate in Italy in 2007.

Michelle Carter was sentenced to 15-months in jail yesterday (August 3rd, 2017) for pressuring Conrad Roy III to commit suicide.

Know also wrote “It’s hard to feel sympathy for Michelle Carter. It’s also hard to feel sympathy for drug addicts or to understand obsessively suicidal adolescents. Even so, we have to try. Just because it’s hard to feel sympathy and understanding, that doesn’t mean it isn’t the right — and just — thing to do. Conrad Roy III needed our sympathy and our help and didn’t get it in time. Michelle Carter deserves the same sympathy and help now.”

John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.

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