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NEW BRUNSWICK — A former Rutgers University student convicted of using a webcam to spy on his male roommate kissing another man days before the roommate killed himself publicly apologized on Tuesday for the first time.
Dharun Ravi said in a statement issued through his lawyer that he was sorry for what he called his “thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish choices.”
Ravi’s roommate, Tyler Clementi, threw himself from New York City’s George Washington Bridge in 2010.
Ravi was sentenced in March to 30 days in jail. He said Tuesday he’ll start serving his term on Thursday in New Brunswick.
The sentencing judge had criticized Ravi for a lack of remorse and had told him: “I haven’t heard you apologize once.”
Prosecutors said Ravi’s sentence was too lenient.
Ravi, now 20, was convicted of 15 criminal counts, including bias intimidation and invasion of privacy.
Soon after that, letters began pouring in to Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman’s chambers making requests for how to handle sentencing. Ravi had faced up to 10 years in prison.
Earlier this month, the judge told him he would have to serve 30 days in jail. Because the sentence is less than a year, it decreases the chances that federal immigration authorities will seek to have Ravi deported to India, where he was born and remains a citizen.
Ravi maintains he is innocent.
Prosecutor: Suspect told child to lie about death
WICHITA — A prosecutor says a Kansas commune leader accused of killing a group member directed a child to lie to police about the woman’s 2003 death.
Prosecutor Kim Parker began laying out the case against Daniel U. Perez during a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Prosecutors must show a judge enough evidence this week to justify a murder trial.
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