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Woman charged for encouraging boyfriend to commit suicide

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A 21-year-old student has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly encouraging her boyfriend to take his own life.

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BOSTON – A 21-year-old student has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly encouraging her boyfriend to take his own life. 

The boyfriend later committed suicide on the day he was to graduate.

According to prosecutors, the former Boston College student had “complete and total control” over her boyfriend.

Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins announced the indictment against 21-year-old Inyoung You during a news conference Monday.

Rollins said You and Alexander Urtula exchanged thousands of text messages, including some in which she urged Urtula to kill himself.

He died in Boston on May 20, the day of his Boston College graduation.

According to Rollins, You is currently in South Korea. However, he did not provide her attorney’s name.

The case is similar to that of Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter for sending her boyfriend texts encouraging him to kill himself. 

AP