Inyoung You, now 23, today admitted she helped drive her boyfriend Alexander Urtula to suicide the day he was supposed to graduate from Boston College in 2019, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
After You pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter at a Suffolk Superior Court hearing, Judge Robert Ullmann sentenced her to 2 1/2 years in jail - but suspended that for a 10-year period of probation, the DA's office says. During the first five years of that probation, she will have to do community service and continue to undergo mental-health treatment. She is also barred from making any money from selling her or Urtula's story.
On May 20, 2019, just 90 minutes before the start of commencement at BC, Urtula threw himself off of the top of Northeastern University's Renaissance Garage on Columbus Avenue, the culmination of what prosecutors called a "tumultuous" relationship in which Urtula became severely depressed and You began encouraging him to commit suicide.
After widespread publicity about the case, two other people committed suicide at the Renaissance the garage that year - one a mother who jumped with her two children, who also died.
After the deaths, Northeastern installed floor-to-ceiling fencing on all of the garage's floors.