CDZ Woman charged with boyfriend's suicide

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    So, this young woman is being charged with manslaughter (I think) for talking her boyfriend/friend into committing suicide. The young man who killed himself had apparently suffered from severe depression and talked about committing suicide often. While I think what this young lady did is really horrible and I wonder what kind of person would do such a thing, I'm not sure how I feel about her being charged with his suicide. People are definitely responsible for their own actions, including their own suicides. However, this young man suffered from mental illness, which kind of changes the dynamic. What do you all think about it?

    Her texts pushed him to suicide, prosecutors say. But does that mean she killed him?
     
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    Maybe she drove him nuts and he couldn't take it anymore.
     
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    Did you even read it? They didn't live together or anything. They were high school boyfriend/girlfriend or just friends maybe. Not sure.
     
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    READ before you comment please, so that you know the story. Thanks.
     
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    I honestly do not see the grounds for charges.
    Is what she did socially unacceptable? Yes.
    Is what she did illegal? No.
     
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    I would agree if the boy was mentally stable. He apparently was not very mentally stable, and this girl was or had to be aware of that fact. I hate what she did, and I would like to see her face charges, but I just can't decide if it is the right thing to do given the circumstances of this particular situation.
     
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    Should she face charges given the peculiar circumstances of this case? That was the question I was asking in the OP.
     
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    Okay. How about something more along the line of an abuse charge like one would get for the mentally feeble?
     
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    The texts she sent sure seem to encourage the guy to commit suicide. She's a creep but involuntary manslaughter? I don't think so. At the same time, it's confusing. Massachusetts doesn't consider assisting in someone's suicide to be a crime. Why are they charging her then?
     

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