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DA leads the case of the Boston College student who committed suicide hours before graduating after being urged by a friend in THOUSAND texts, saying it's worse than comparable Michelle Carter cases because she waged a daily war against his psyche

  • Inyoung You, 21, was charged with involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to take his life
  • You were physically, verbally and psychologically insulting & # 39; for colleague Boston College student Alexander Urtula during an 18-month relationship
  • Suffolk prosecutor Rachael Rollins said you sent Urtula, 22, from Cedar Grove, New Jersey, more than 47,000 text messages.
  • The texts, made in the last two months of the relationship, contain many who urged him to commit & # 39; suicide & # 39; or & # 39; to die & he took his life on May 20
  • The case is reminiscent of Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts woman who similarly encouraged her boyfriend Conrad Roy to kill herself in 2014
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A former Boston College student who & # 39; complete and total control & # 39; about her boyfriend, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for encouraging his own life, the prosecutor said Monday.

Inyoung You, 21, was "physically, verbally and psychologically insulting" to fellow Boston College student Alexander Urtula during an 18-month relationship, Suffolk officer Rachael Rollins said at a news conference.

You sent Urtula, 22, from Cedar Grove, New Jersey, more than 47,000 text messages in the last two months of the relationship, including many who urged him to commit & # 39; suicide & # 39; or & # 39; to die & # 39 ;, said Rollins. You also followed Urtula and were in the neighborhood when he died in Boston on May 20, the day of his graduation from Boston College.

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Inyoung You, 21, was "physically, verbally and psychologically insulting" to fellow Boston College student Alexander Urtula during an 18-month relationship, Suffolk officer Rachael Rollins said at a news conference. Both are pictured above

Attorney Rachael Rollins acknowledged agreements between the case of U and the case of Carter, but said there were also significant differences, such as the complete control you had over Urtula

The case is reminiscent of Michelle Carter, the woman from Massachusetts who was sentenced to 15 months in prison after being convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter for using text messages and phone calls to encourage her friend, Conrad Roy, to to kill themselves in 2014.

Rollins acknowledged similarities between the case of You and Carter, but said there were also significant differences, such as the complete control that You had over Urtula.

& # 39; Many of the messages show the power dynamics of the relationship, in which Ms. U set demands and threats with the understanding that she had complete and total control over Mr. Urtula both mentally and emotionally, & # 39; Rollins said.

You isolated Urtula from friends and family and were aware of the depression and suicidal thoughts that were caused by her abuse, the public prosecutor said.

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You are in her native South Korea, and it is unclear when she will be read. Prosecutors are negotiating with U's counsel to have her return voluntarily to the US, but if she does not, Rollins will initiate extradition proceedings.

Representatives who could speak for you could not be found immediately. A Rollins spokesperson said he could not disclose the name of you 's counsel.

Urtula was a biology major who had completed his course work and worked as a researcher at a hospital in New York at the time of his death, said Boston College spokesman Jack Dunn in a mailed statement. He was also active in the Philippine Society of Boston College, an organization of Filipino American students.

You studied economics at Boston College and were scheduled to graduate next May, but withdrew in August, Dunn said.

Carter's lawyers maintained her texts were constitutional protected freedom of expression. Her conviction was confirmed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, but has appealed to the US Supreme Court, which has not yet decided whether it will take the case.

The case was compared to that of Michelle Carter, the woman from Massachusetts who was sentenced to 15 months in prison after being convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter for using text messages and phone calls to encourage her friend, Conrad Roy, to herself to kill in 2014
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The case was compared to that of Michelle Carter, the woman from Massachusetts who was sentenced to 15 months in prison after being convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter for using text messages and phone calls to encourage her friend, Conrad Roy, to herself to kill in 2014

The case was compared to that of Michelle Carter, the woman from Massachusetts who was sentenced to 15 months in prison after being convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter for using text messages and phone calls to encourage her friend, Conrad Roy, to herself to kill in 2014

Conrad Roy (pictured above) committed suicide in 2014, prosecutors say, after being encouraged to take his life by his girlfriend Michelle Carter

Conrad Roy (pictured above) committed suicide in 2014, prosecutors say, after being encouraged to take his life by his girlfriend Michelle Carter

Conrad Roy (pictured above) committed suicide in 2014, prosecutors say, after being encouraged to take his life by his girlfriend Michelle Carter

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