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15-month texting suicide sentence sparks outrage ... and eyebrow jokes?

Michelle Carter awaits her sentencing at Taunton trial court in Taunton, Mass., on Thursday for involuntary manslaughter for encouraging Conrad Roy III to kill himself in July 2014.
Michelle Carter awaits her sentencing at Taunton trial court in Taunton, Mass., on Thursday for involuntary manslaughter for encouraging Conrad Roy III to kill himself in July 2014. The Boston Herald via AP

Some online posters reacted with outrage Thursday after a judge sentenced Michelle Carter to 15 months in jail for encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself.

Others, however, seemed to find Carter’s eyebrows in courtroom photos more objectionable.

Carter, 20, had been convicted in June of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Conrad Roy III, who killed himself in 2014.

Carter had sent Roy numerous texts encouraging him to commit suicide, even telling him to re-enter his car as it filled with exhaust fumes when he had second thoughts before his death.

She faced up to 20 years in jail. The Massachusetts judge in the case sentenced her to 2  1/2 years, with 15 months to be served in jail and the rest suspended, plus a period of probation. The judge also suspended the 15 months pending appeals.

Some online posters reacted with outrage to what they considered a light sentence.

Others questioned whether Carter’s race played a role.

But still others, bizarrely, seemed more focused on Carter’s eyebrows.

The jokes fell flat with some posters, however.

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