posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 12:04 PM
Ex-Rutgers student found guilty of hate crime in webcam spy case
This is about the webcam spying case that evidently
caused a fellow student to commit suicide in September of 2010.
The "convict", Dharun Ravi,
denied any anti-gay motivations.
Published March 16, 2012
A likely story !
URGENT: The former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's tryst with another man was found guilty of
invasion of privacy and the hate crime of bias intimidation against his roommate.
Dharun Ravi, 20, sat expressionless as the guilty verdicts were read Friday in the Middlesex County, N.J. courtroom. He was found not guilty of some
His former roommate, Tyler Clementi, killed himself in September, 2010, by jumping off the George Washington Bridge after learning his encounter had
been caught on camera, touching off a national debate on bullying.
Ravi's attorneys acknowledged to the jury that the former college student acted in a thoughtless, immature manner, but denied he was motivated by
hatred toward gays.
"He hasn't lived long enough to have any experience with homosexuality or gays," said attorney Steven Altman in closing arguments. "He doesn't
know anything about it. He just graduated high school."