Inyoung You, a 21-year-old former Boston College student, was charged with involuntary manslaughter relating to the suicide death of her boyfriend, 22-year-old Alexander Urtula, back in May. You reportedly urged Urtula to take his life “hundreds of times” before he jumped to his death from a parking garage just before his graduation, according to CNN.com.
You was reportedly present when Urtula jumped to his death.
“Alexander was a gifted student at Boston College, who was involved in many activities, including the Philippine Society of Boston College. We continue to offer our condolences and prayers to Alex’s family,” Boston College spokesperson Jack Dunn said in a statement.
You was described as “physically, verbally and psychologically abusive” throughout the duration of their relationship which had gone on for 18 months.
She is currently in her native country of South Korea and prosecutors are hoping she will return to the United States voluntarily. If she does not, they will exercise the appropriate options to have her returned to the states.
From the report:
Investigators looked through a trove of text messages the two exchanged in which You allegedly tells Urtula, 22, to “go kill himself” or to “go die” and that she, his family and the world would be better off without him, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors have described a pattern of abuse and manipulation throughout the relationship, in which You allegedly “made demands and threats” and exercised “total control” of Urtula, both mentally and emotionally. She was aware of her boyfriend’s depression, they contend.
You had reportedly messaged Urtula 47,000 times with hundreds of the messages relating to his suicide.
Our deepest condolences go out to Urtula’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.