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    The family of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi said they have come to believe he killed himself in part because his roommate used a webcam to see him kissing another man.

  • Family: Webcam spying led to gay student's death

    The family of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi said they have come to believe he killed himself in part because of his roommate used a webcam to see him kissing another man.

  • ** FILE ** Dharun Ravi sits in a courtroom during his trial at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick, N.J., on Monday, March 5, 2012. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, John O'Boyle, Pool)

    Ex-Rutgers student in webcam case to go to jail

    A day after apologizing for the first time, a former Rutgers University student convicted of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate gave up his right to remain free on Wednesday while New Jersey prosecutors appeal his 30-day jail sentence.

  • Dharun Ravi (center) is hugged by his father, Ravi Pazhani, on March 16, 2012, as they leave court in New Brunswick, N.J. Ravi, a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate's love life, was convicted of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy. (Associated Press)

    Ex-Rutgers student to serve 30 days in jail in webcam case

    A former Rutgers University student who used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail — a fraction of the maximum — in a case that focused attention on anti-gay bullying, teen suicide and hate-crime laws in the fast-changing Internet age.

  • Dharun Ravi (center) is hugged by his father, Ravi Pazhani, on March 16, 2012, as they leave court in New Brunswick, N.J. Ravi, a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate's love life, was convicted of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy. (Associated Press)

    Ex-Rutgers student guilty in webcam suicide case

    A former Rutgers University student convicted Friday in the webcam spying episode that ended in his gay roommate's suicide could be headed off to prison in a case experts say stands as a tragic lesson for young people about casual cruelties and unintended consequences in the Internet age.

  • Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi (center) stands in the hallway with family members during a break in his trial at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick, N.J., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, John O'Boyle, Pool)

    Jury gets case in Rutgers webcam spying trial

    After nearly two weeks of testimony, the case that kick-started national conversations about gay youths and Internet privacy went on Wednesday to a jury that must decide whether a former Rutgers University student is a criminal or just a young man who was confused by seeing two men kiss.

  • Dharun Ravi listens to testimony March 12, 2012, during his trial at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick, N.J. Ravi, 20, is accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man. His roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide in September 2010, just days after the alleged spying. (Associated Press/The Star-Ledger)

    Summations begin in Rutgers webcam spying trial

    A former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man said Tuesday that his client is a kid, not a criminal, his lawyer said Tuesday in closing arguments.

  • Tyler Clementi (Associated Press)

    Ex-Rutgers student accused in webcam spying trial not testifying

    Jurors in the trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man will not hear directly from the defendant.

  • Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi listens March 8, 2012, during his trial in New Brunswick, N.J. Ravi is accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man. (Associated Press/Home News Tribune)

    Defendant won't testify in N.J. webcam spying trial

    Jurors in the trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another will not hear directly from the defendant.

  • Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi listens March 8, 2012, during his trial in New Brunswick, N.J. Ravi is accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man. (Associated Press/Home News Tribune)

    Friends: Former Rutgers student didn't express anti-gay views

    They never knew Dharun Ravi to say anything bad about gays — but they also never discussed it with him. That was what seven character witnesses had to say Friday in the trial of Ravi, a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man.

  • ** FILE ** Dharun Ravi sits in a courtroom during his trial at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick, N.J., on Monday, March 5, 2012. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, John O'Boyle, Pool)

    Prosecution rests in Rutgers webcam spying trial

    Prosecutors rested their case Thursday in the trial of a former Rutgers University student, setting the stage for lawyers to begin their defense of the young man accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man.

  • Tweets get scrutiny in Rutgers webcam spying trial

    With the story of alleged invasion of privacy and bias intimidation already told, prosecutors have turned to trying to show jurors that a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man tried to cover up his actions.

  • Jurors see video of interview in webcam spy case

    "Yes," Dharun Ravi said in a video of a police interview played for jurors Wednesday, he violated his Rutgers University roommate's privacy by seeing him in an intimate moment with another man.

  • Text messages scrutinized in Rutgers webcam case

    A detective says many text messages were missing from the cellphone of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man.

  • ** FILE ** Dharun Ravi sits in a courtroom during his trial at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick, N.J., on Monday, March 5, 2012. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, John O'Boyle, Pool)

    Texts, tweets scrutinized in Rutgers webcam case

    With the story of alleged invasion of privacy and bias intimidation already told, prosecutors have turned to trying to show jurors that a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man tried to cover up his actions.

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