WATCH: The trailer for new HBO doco 'I Love You, Now Die' is here

News 28/06/2019

You probably remember the story that went viral - a girl who convinced her boyfriend to commit suicide through text, continuing to encourage him while he went through with it. Pretty bloody grim.

Well now there's a whole doco about the events, due to be released on 9th July.

The two-part doco series,  'I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth V. Michelle Carter ', follows the events leading up to and after 18-year-old Conrad Roy's suicide in 2014. It starts from when his relationship with girlfriend Michelle Carter started in 2012, up to his death, and features trial footage, interviews of those closely involved, and expert opinions on the events.

Conrad died from self-carbon monoxide poisoning in his car, and following his death, police uncovered messages sent from his girlfriend in which she encouraged him to end his life. 

In a series of messages, Michelle told Conrad: "You're just making it harder on yourself by pushing it off. You just have to do it."

Another disturbing message read: "If you don't do it now, you're never going to do it. And you can say you'll do it tomorrow, but you probably won't."

And a third said: "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. You just need to do it like you did last time and not think about it and just do it babe. You can't keep doing this everyday."

Michelle Carter was charged with involuntary manslaughter, and after a very public trial was found guilty. She only got a two-and-a-half year sentence though, with 15 months no parole, and an additional five years probation. 

Her lawyers appealed the sentence, but in February this year the court ruled that Carter had acted with 'criminal intent' and the involuntary manslaughter conviction was upheld. She was ordered to begin serving her custodial sentence in February earlier this year.

The trial raised many questions surrounding criminal intent and became a huge talking point around the world, so naturally it was only a matter of time before a doco surfaced. All you true-crime enthusiasts will lap this up.

Check out the trailer above.