According to the court documents, the 23-year-old student who reportedly encouraged her boyfriend to take his own life after overwhelming him with text messages to go kill himself pleaded guilty on Thursday. Prosecutors said the 23-year-old woman reportedly sent her boyfriend, Alexander Urtula, more than 47,000 texts over the last two months of their relationship. Prosecutors said that many of the text messages included the girlfriend urging her boyfriend to kill himself.
The 23-year-old woman from Massachusetts, Inyoung You, was sentenced to 2 1/2 year suspended jail sentence and 10 years of probation – meaning that unless she violates the terms of her 10-year probation, she will not serve any time behind bars. As part of a plea deal, the woman was barred from profiting from her case in any way.
The 23-year-old woman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, court records say. Inyoung You has to perform 100 service hours during the first three years of her sentence, according to reports.
Prosecutors said the 23-year-old woman reportedly sent her boyfriend, Alexander Urtula, more than 47,000 texts over the last two months of their relationship. Prosecutors said that many of the text messages included the girlfriend urging her boyfriend to kill himself, according to reports.
“She repeatedly told the victim that he should kill himself or die and waged a campaign of abuse that stripped the victim of his free will.” prosecutors said.
The 22-year-old man from New Jersey, who dated You for 18 months, died in 2019 after jumping off a parking garage roof just hours before he was supposed to graduate with a biology degree. Urtula reportedly never displayed any signs of wanting to commit suicide before You came into his life, court records say.
“Their relationship was tumultuous, dysfunctional, and unhealthy, as You engaged in deeply disturbing and at times relentless verbally, physically and psychologically abusive behavior toward Mr. Urtula.” Massachusetts prosecutors said.
The defendant reportedly became abusive after she discovered Urtula had lied about meeting up with an ex-girlfriend.
“Do everyone a favor and go fucking kill yourself, you’re such a f**king stupid ass worthless shit.” she wrote to Urtula in April 2019, according to reports.
“You’s plea agreement was made in close consultation with the Urtula family. They believe this is something Alexander would have wanted.” District Attorney Rollins said on Thursday.