A former student at Boston College has been accused of involuntary manslaughter for allegedly driving her boyfriend to death from a parking garage, 90 before graduating.
Suffolk prosecutor Rachael Rollins held a press conference on Monday to announce the indictment of 21-year-old Inyoung You in connection with the death of Alexander Urtula, 22.
Both were students at Boston College at the time of Urtula & # 39; s death on May 20. You quit the university later.
Alexander Urtula, 22 (left), a senior at Boston College, took his life on the day of graduation in May 20. Now his girlfriend, Inyoung You, 21 (right) has been charged with his death
Urtula, a biology major, jumped dead 90 minutes before the start ceremony from a parking garage
You are currently in her native South Korea. Rollins said she was cautiously optimistic that the woman would voluntarily return to Massachusetts to face the loader. If she fails to do this, prosecutors will request extradition.
At the press conference, Rollins said the Urtula family was in town to see him graduate from Boston College, where he was an important biology.
Suffolk prosecutor Rachael Rollins said prosecutors are willing to extradite you from South Korea, where she currently resides, if she refuses to return voluntarily to Massachusetts
Instead of taking part in the starting ceremony, Urtula went to the Renaissance parking garage in Roxbury and jumped to death.
Rollins said his 18-month-old girlfriend, You, had followed his movements that morning and was in the garage at the time of his suicide.
An investigation of the Urtula mobile phone has revealed that you are physically, verbally and psychologically abused & # 39; was during their relationship, according to the prosecutor.
Rollins said the abuse & # 39; more powerful & # 39; was in the days and hours prior to the death of Urtula.
She also said that the victim's friends and family were aware of how you had treated him, and that the abuse was well documented in tens of thousands of text messages and journal entries from Urtula.
According to Rollins, researchers discovered that you and Urtula had exchanged around 75,000 texts in the two months prior to the boyfriend's death, of which 47,000 had been sent by the girlfriend.
In many of the missions, according to the DA, you set demands and threats of self-harm as a way to manipulate her boyfriend.
Complaint against You claiming she knew about Urtula & # 39; s depression and & # 39; his will to live overwhelmed & # 39;
In hundreds of messages you told Urtula to kill himself, Rollins told reporters.
& # 39; She had complete and total control, both mentally and emotionally, & # 39; said Rollins, adding that you were aware of the spiral depression and suicidal thoughts of Urtula caused by her abuse.
The charge alleges that your behavior & # 39; willful and reckless & # 39; and that she overwhelmed her friend's will to live.
Your indictment comes two years after Michelle Carter (photo) was convicted of involuntary manslaughter on the death of her 18-year-old boyfriend
If you are convicted, you can get up to 20 years in prison.
Your indictment comes two years after Michelle Carter, also from Massachusetts, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 18-year-old friend Conrad Roy III, in July 2014.
During Carter's bench trial, a judge found her guilty of causing Roy & # 39; s death by encouraging him to step back into his truck full of carbon monoxide after the troubled teenager was determined to commit suicide.
Carter, then 17 years old, was on the phone with Roy and listened while he inhaled the toxic fumes.
Carter, 22, currently has a 15-month prison sentence. Her request for conditional release was rejected last month.
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