The old saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me,” may not be as true as it once was.

In June 2017, a Massachusetts court found that a person’s words could be the direct cause of another person’s death, which can ultimately result in a verdict of involuntary manslaughter.  Read about the potential consequences of Commonwealth v. Carter before the Supreme Judicial Court hears the case on direct appellate review.

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