BOSTON — The highest court in Massachusetts is considering an appeal from the woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter for using text messages to urge her boyfriend to kill himself.

Lawyers for Michelle Carter argued before the Supreme Judicial Court yesterday that words alone didn't force Conrad Ray to take his own life in July of 2014. They also claimed prosecutors didn't prove Carter was responsible for the teen's death from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Carter was sentenced to 15 months in prison last summer but has remained free pending her appeal.  The court is expected to issue its ruling by early next year.

— 24/7 News Source