Since taking her job in 2009, Ortiz has built a varied reputation, being praised as a straight shooter by some legal opponents while others have called her a zealot.
One of Ortiz’s best-known cases to date was her prosecution of Aaron Swartz on wire fraud and hacking allegations for downloading millions of articles from an academic database.
But, she told him to get back into the car, according to the document.
In 2015, Carter’s attorney, Joseph Cataldo, told CNN evidence will show she had attempted to console Roy on many occasions and had advised him to seek professional help.
Police said he used a combustion engine to fill the cabin with carbon monoxide.
The day before, authorities said, Carter had urged him to go through with his plan to commit suicide.
Almost three years ago, Massachusetts teenager Conrad Roy III was found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in his pickup truck in a Kmart parking lot.
“You need to do it, Conrad” Roy, 18, was found dead in his truck on July 13, 2014 in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.
Youthful offenders are tried in juvenile court, but the proceedings are public.
But as she builds a possible death penalty case against suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the unflinching approach that earned her opponents in the past could become a legal asset for the biggest case of her career, said attorneys who have faced off against her.
And, within months, they indicted the girlfriend, saying they had discovered numerous text messages from her urging Roy to kill himself.
Michelle Carter, who was 17 at the time, goes on trial this week in a Taunton, Massachusetts courtroom on involuntary manslaughter charges.