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Glenn shares a personal story about suicide and the power of words


Michelle Carter, 20, of Massachusetts has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her friend to die over numerous text messages, including texts sent on the day he committed suicide.

On Monday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn Beck shared a personal story about his mother’s suicide while asking the question of whether or not someone can be convicted of manslaughter based on words to someone who commits suicide.

His mother had said many times that she wanted to commit suicide, and one day out of frustration, a sister who had long encouraged her to live said, “Fine, just do it,” Glenn remembered.

“My aunt carried that around for decades after my mother died because my mother committed suicide about five days later,” Glenn said.

But the difference was that his aunt had supported his mom and encouraged her not to commit suicide for years, only snapping at his mom in a moment of weakness. In contrast, Conrad Roy III and Carter had a long history of text message exchanges documenting her encouraging him to commit suicide many times.

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