Former Boston College student pleads guilty to urging boyfriend to kill himself
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An old Boston College The student admitted on Thursday that she encouraged her boyfriend to take her own life as part of a plea deal that would save her from jail time, officials said.
EX-BOSTON COLLEGE STUDENT ACCUSED OF EXPRESSING A GIRLFRIEND TO KILL HER, WHO AFFIRMS SHE IS AGAINST HIMSELF, PUBLISHES TEXTS
Inyoung You, 23, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston over the death of her then-boyfriend, Alexander Urtula, who committed suicide on the day of his handover. college degrees in 2019, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney. Office.
Judge Robert Ullmann has sentenced you to 10 years of probation during which she must complete her community service and continue her mental health treatment. If she does not respect the conditions of her probation, she faces two and a half years in prison.
She is also prohibited from profiting from the business. A photo of Urtula with her nephews was posted in the courtroom and members of her family read a statement. The 22-year-old victim was from Cedar Grove, New Jersey.
DA Rachel Rollins said in a press release that you and Urtula were “involved in” a tumultuous, dysfunctional and unhealthy 18-month romantic relationship, during which Ms. You engaged in deep verbal, physical and mental relationships. disturbing and sometimes implacable. psychologically abusive behavior.
You sent Urtula over 47,000 texts in the two months before he jumped off the roof of the Renaissance parking garage on May 20, 2019. She repeatedly told Urtula that he should kill himself or die.
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The prosecutor said the deal was made in close consultation with Urtula’s family. “It fits with their desire to seek accountability and closure and protect the legacy of Alexander, a loving son, brother and uncle,” Rollins said. “They think it’s something Alexander would have wanted.”
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In a similar case, Michelle Carter was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 15 months behind bars for encouraging her boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to kill himself in 2014. The case became the basis of a documentary from HBO.
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