“It Just Keeps Getting Worse,” Describes Detective Reading the Texts Between Michelle Carter and Then-Boyfriend Who Killed Himself

Broadcast Airs Friday, February 8 at 10pm ET, Days After MA Court Upholds Conviction

February 7, 2019 – Lead detectives and family members speak exclusively to Dateline NBC about the case of teenager Michelle Carter, who was convicted of bullying her then-boyfriend to kill himself. Dateline: Reckless airs Friday, February 8 at 10pm ET/9pm CT on NBC, just days after the Massachusetts Supreme Court upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Carter.

Detective Scott Gordon describes those bullying text exchanges between Carter and then-boyfriend Conrad Roy III to NBC News’ Andrea Canning: “It was one of those things where you keep reading and it just keeps getting worse. And that's what kinda put everything in motion.” To watch the exchange, click here.

Dateline: Reckless also features exclusive interviews with Roy’s father, aunts and grandmother, as well as never-before-seen surveillance video of Carter during the investigation. Additionally, Canning speaks with Roy’s mother, Lynn, prosecutors Maryclare Flynn and Katie Rayburn and Carter’s lawyer, Joe Cataldo.

Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history. Now in its 27th season, Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Airing Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT, the #1 most-watched Friday newsmagazine reaches more than 18 million people every week through its broadcast, and millions more through its social media platforms. David Corvo is the senior executive producer, and Liz Cole is the executive producer. Follow Dateline on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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