I Love You, Now Die: the latest true crime offering causing quite a stir online 10 months ago

I Love You, Now Die: the latest true crime offering causing quite a stir online

"I think it's time to do it now then."

In 2017, Michelle Carter was sentenced to 15 months in prison for the involuntary manslaughter of her long-distance boyfriend, Conrad Roy.

Roy, an 18-year-old, had been suffering with anxiety and mental health related issues when he began a relationship with Carter, who was 17-years-old at the time.

He died by suicide in 2014 from carbon monoxide poisoning following a string of text messages and calls from Carter who had supported his desire to end his own life.

The decision to find Carter guilty seemed to rest on her final phone call with Roy where she encouraged him to get back inside his truck as it filled with the lethal gas.

I Love You, Now Die is the unbiased, deeply moving and utterly thought-provoking story of the case against Carter - and her defence for her actions.  

The first episode of the two-part series focuses on the trial and the prosecution's case against Carter. The second tells the story of the defence and the woman herself, paying special attention to Carter's own troubled past and her deep desire to do what she thought was right.

The documentary has been widely praised by critics, with many calling it a deeply unsettling yet totally necessary examination of the complexities of the human mind and the role that one person can have - or not have - in another's decision to end their own life.

With a 96 percent certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film has been called a "classic" of the true crime genre, a "thought provoking" documentary, and a "compelling and crucial piece of journalism."

Elsewhere, Twitter users have been wearily searching for anybody else who has seen I Love You, Now Die - purely so they have someone else to talk about it with.

You can check out the trailer for I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth vs Michelle Carter below:

The series is available to watch on Sky Crime.