According to the district attorney, Roy drove his truck to a local K-Mart where he purchased a portable gas powered generator. He set up the generator inside his truck causing a buildup of carbon monoxide. Before losing consciousness Roy got out of the truck and texted Carter telling her he wasn't sure he wanted to go through with it, her response via text was simply, "Get back in."
Prosecutors argue that instead of notifying their school, police, friends, or anyone else she encouraged him to take his own life; and according to the DA this constitutes manslaughter. Defense attorneys claim that the state is over reaching. Carter was never with Roy, never helped him commit the actual act, and essentially had no part in his death.
If convicted, Carter facing up to twenty years in prison.