The lawyer for a teen charged with encouraging a friend to commit suicide wants Bristol County D-A Thomas Quinn off the case, along with anyone assigned to his office.

Defense Attorney Joseph Cataldo says Quinn was related to the teen who took his life, and taking part in the proceedngs would be a conflict. He wants a prosecutor from another county to handle the case. The motion will be considered by a judge Thursday in New Bedford Juvenile Court.

The Standard Times says Quinn has denied any conflict, but has pulled himself from the case.

Eighteen-year-old Michele Carter is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors say when 18-year-old Conrad Roy contacted her to say he did not want to take his life she encouraged him to do so.

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