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The Trailer Is Here For HBO's New True Crime Documentary 'I Love You, Now Die'

The Trailer Is Here For HBO's New True Crime Documentary 'I Love You, Now Die'

The new trailer for upcoming HBO documentary I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter has been released - and it's sure to be a harrowing watch.

The two-part series, which is set to air in the US on 9 July follows the case of Michelle Carter, who allegedly encouraged her 18-year-old boyfriend Conrad Roy to commit suicide through a series of texts in 2014.

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Although they lived hours apart, the couple began dating in 2012 and had only met in person five times during their long-distance relationship.

The documentary covers the teens' relationship in the lead up to Conrad's untimely death and delves into the thousands of text messages they sent each other over two years, including those from a then 17-year-old Michelle appearing to persuade him into taking his own life.

Following the fatal texts, Conrad was found dead in Fairhaven, Massachusetts after an apparent suicide by carbon-monoxide intoxication.

However, Michelle soon found herself in the centre of a criminal case when her texts instructing Conrad to go through with it even after he had second thoughts came to light.

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The Erin Lee Carr-directed docu-series also includes footage from the trial, in which Michelle was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

The case eventually found that Michelle had caused his death after urging him to get back into his truck, which was filing with toxic gas, and though she appealed the charges, was found guilty in August 2017 and was ordered to begin serving her sentence earlier this year.

Conrad died after an apparent suicide. Credit: HBO
Conrad died after an apparent suicide. Credit: HBO

The trial gripped the US at the time and in the documentary film maker Carr gives a deeper insight into the tragic events, which changed the lives of those around the teens forever changed.

Roy's immediate family are set to appear in the documentary, as well as Carter's defence attorney Joseph Cataldo, expert witness Dr. Peter Breggin, and the detectives and journalists who covered the case.

Speaking of the project, HBO said: "The film presents a well-rounded look at a bizarre tale that was a deadly convergence of mental illness, loneliness, pop culture and technology."

Michelle was charged with involuntary manslaughter. Credit: HBO
Michelle was charged with involuntary manslaughter. Credit: HBO

The docu-series is set to premiere on HBO on July 9th.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: HBO, TV News, TV Entertainment

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa is a freelance journalist working for Tyla and the team's token Dubliner. After graduating with a MA in PR and Digital Marketing from D.I.T., she worked for MailOnline, Sun Online, Irish Independent and broadcaster RTÉ. Got a story of interest or want advice on how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness? Then email her at [email protected]

 

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