Ex-student pleads guilty to her boyfriend’s suicide
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Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Superior Court Judge Robert Ullman sentenced you to a two-and-a-half-year suspended jail sentence and 10 years probation. You will not be remanded in custody, but if it violates her probation, the judge may impose the prison sentence in the reformatory.
The first five years of this probationary period will be supervised, during which time you will be required to comply with a number of conditions, including completing her community service and continuing to receive mental health treatment from a licensed provider.
You are expressly prohibited from profiting financially from the facts underlying the case at any time during the 10-year probationary period.
Authorities said You was “physically, verbally and psychologically abusive” towards her boyfriend during their 18-month relationship.
Ullmann called the case a tragedy and should serve as a warning to teens and young people who take to social media and belittle someone. Before leaving the bench, Ullmann, according to a court statement, had a request from you. “I am simply asking you to make all possible efforts to live your life in a way that honors the memory of Alexander,” he said.
“This agreement with the defense attorney was made in close consultation with the Urtula family,” Rollins said. “It fits with their desire to seek responsibility and closure and to protect the legacy of Alexander, a loving son, brother and uncle. They think this is something Alexander would have wanted.”
“Today, as always, our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of Alexander,” said Rollins. “Today’s call allows them to close a chapter in their grief and hopefully move on to the next step in their healing journey.”
Prosecutors described a pattern of abuse and manipulation throughout the relationship, in which you allegedly “made requests and threats” and exercised “total control” over Urtula, both mentally and emotionally. She was aware of her boyfriend’s depression, they argued.
Urtula had a degree in biology and You studied economics. After Urtula’s suicide, You returned to her native South Korea, but appeared in court on Thursday, the court confirmed.
You were due to graduate in May 2020, but you withdrew from classes in August, according to the school spokesperson.
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