Rutgers webcam spying trial is heading to jury - KMOV.com

Rutgers webcam spying trial is heading to jury

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Jurors are set to deliberate the case of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man.

There's no dispute that Dharun Ravi (dah-ROON' RAH'-vee) saw a brief moment of a video stream showing his roommate, Tyler Clementi, and another man during a private encounter.

It will be up to a jury to determine whether that and his other actions constitute the 15 crimes with which Ravi is charged. The most serious charge is bias intimidation, a hate crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Clementi committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge days after the alleged spying in September 2010.

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