Inyoung You will face trial for manslaughter on allegations she prodded her boyfriend to throw himself off a garage roof in 2019, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
However, while Suffolk Superior Court Judge Christine Roach said prosecutors could try her on the legal theory of “manslaughter by commission,” that her words led to Alexander Urtula's action, she told prosecutors they cannot also seek to convince a jury that part of her guilt is through "manslaughter by omission," that she failed to seek help for him even though she knew he was about to try to kill himself.
On May 20, 2019, 90 minutes before he was due to graduate from Boston College, Urtula threw himself off the top of Northeastern University's Renaissance Garage, near the Ruggles T stop, as the culmination, prosecutors charge, of a tempestuous 18-month relationship with You. Throughout their relationship, prosecutors charge, You bombarded Urtula with abusive demands and threats, in part through tens of thousands of text messages. Towards the end, they say, she pressed him to kill himself.
Prosecutors say You tracked Urtula's whereabouts on the morning of May 20, and went to the garage to watch him jump.