Carter, now 23, began serving a 15-month sentence in February, but she earned time off her sentence for good behavior, according to Jonathan Darling, spokesman at the Bristol County Sheriff's Office."Ms. Carter has been a model inmate here at the Bristol County House of Corrections. She has participated in a variety of programs, held a job inside the jail, has been polite to our staff and volunteers, has gotten along with the other inmates, and we've had no discipline issues with her whatsoever," Darling said.She left the Bristol County House of Correction at about 9:30 a.m., video from CNN affiliate WHDH shows. Wearing a black turtleneck, a light blazer and black pants — the same outfit she wore the day she was sentenced — Carter walked off prison grounds surrounded by guards and got into a waiting SUV.Carter's release ends a saga that began when Conrad Roy III, 18, killed himself in July 2014. Investigators discovered scores of text messages from Carter in which she, according to prosecutors, berated Roy and encouraged him to go through with the suicide, even after he expressed hesitation."I thought you wanted to do this. The time is right and you're ready, you just need to do it! You can't keep living this way," she wrote in one exchange.The case drew widespread attention for its focus on teenage suicide, digital romance, and the legal gray area of whether someone can be convicted for another person's suicide.
Carter was a 'model inmate'
Carter was active in work and education programs in prison, Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said, calling her a model inmate."When we say model inmate we talk about involvement in programs, no disciplinary issues, and she met that criteria for all of us," he said.Carter did have cellmates, although not initially, and she really liked gardening, Hodgson said. The staff who interacted with her reported that "she was very interested in getting into as many programs as she possibly could and she did," he said.Conrad Roy's mother, Lynn Roy, reacted to Carter's release in a statement provided by her fiancé, Roland St. Denis."I will continue to honor my son every day, keeping his spirit in my memory, and to find ways to help others who may be experiencing what I have experienced," she said. "From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone who has supported my family over the last 5 years. And now, it is time to turn the page to a new chapter in our lives."At her trial, prosecutors said Carter listened over the phone as Conrad Roy suffocated from carbon monoxide inhalation in his pickup truck, and they said she did not tell his parents or authorities when he died. Her defense attorneys said that Carter was a troubled and delusional young woman and that Roy had long been intent on killing himself."The evidence actually established that Conrad Roy caused his own death by his physical actions and by his own thoughts," defense attorney Read More – Source