Michelle Carter’s lawyers file appeal

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(CNN) – Should a person’s texts be responsible for someone else’s actions?

That’s a question the supreme court may soon be tackling.

Michelle carter’s lawyers have filed an appeal on her involuntary manslaughter conviction.

A judge determined that carter’s texts persuaded her boyfriend, Conrad Roy the third, to take his own life.

According to lawyer Daniel Marx, carter “did not cause Conrad Roy’s tragic death and should not be held criminally responsible.”

The case has raised questions about free speech, and how much effect written, or typed words have.

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(This story was originally published on July 9, 2019)

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