By Beth David, Editor
The family of Conrad Roy III held the second annual Conrad’s Law 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, 9/9/23, at Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven. The untimed walk/run raised money to support an effort to pass Conrad’s Law, which would make it illegal to coerce suicide in Massachusetts.
Organizers said about 120 people registered to walk/run in the race, plus volunteers and spectators.
“There were also a ton of younger kids, which was great to see,” said Conrad’s aunt, Kim Bozzi, who organized the event.
Mr. Roy, 18, was found on July 13, 2014, in his pickup truck with a spent gas-powered water pump in the back seat of the crew-cab. His friend Michelle Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in his death for constantly goading him via text messages and phone calls to kill himself. The prosecution charged that she did it for attention and sympathy for herself.
Conrad’s Law, Bill S.2382, would set a maximum sentences of five years in prison for coercing suicide.
To learn more, find “Conrad’s Law” on Facebook, or email conradslawS.firstname.lastname@example.org
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