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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Jury To Begin Deliberations in Rutgers Webcam Trial Today

Following yesterday’s closing arguments by the defense and prosecution in the Rutgers webcam trial, the jury in the case will be charged this morning and begin their deliberations. At stake is whether former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi committed bias intimidation crimes by spying on his roommate, Tyler Clementi; a conviction could land Ravi a 10-year prison sentence. Clementi committed suicide a few days after he learned of the spying. Yesterday both the defense and prosecution made their summations to the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Defense Rests Case in Rutgers Webcam Trial

Now, it’s up to the jury to decide: Does Dharun Ravi deserve 10 years in prison for spying on his roommate with a webcam? Eighteen-year-old Tyler Clementi committed suicide two years ago shortly after he discovered that Ravi, his freshman roommate at Rutgers University, was advertising over the internet a webcam feed he captured of Clementi and other man during a private moment in their dorm room. Following ten days of prosecution witnesses, the defense rested their case yesterday after only a …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Defense Calls First Witnesses in Rutgers Webcam Trial

The trial of Dharun Ravi continues this week in New Jersey, as the defense team attempts to build their case for the acquittal of the 20-year-old defendant of bias intimidation and other charges against Tyler Clementi, his former roommate at Rutgers University. Clementi committed suicide in September 2010 after Ravi broadcast a video feed of him over the internet during a sexual encounter with another man. On Friday, the defense called its first seven witnesses, friends and colleagues of Ravi’s …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Keith Ecker  
Defense to Begin Stating Its Case in Rutgers Trial

After 10 days of testimony and more than 20 witnesses, the prosecution in the Rutgers University cyberbullying trial has rested its case. Today, the defense will have its chance to call witnesses to the stand, including investigators, other students and character witnesses. In addition, defense lawyers attempted to get nine of the 15 charges brought against Dharun Ravi dropped. The motion to dismiss covered all invasion of privacy and bias intimidation charges. Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman outright declined to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Keith Ecker  
Jurors Hear Taped Interview with Rutgers Defendant

Yesterday, jurors heard a video admission from the defendant in the Rutgers University trial that he violated his roommate’s privacy when he secretly set up a Webcam, which caught his roommate engaged in intimate contact with another man. The taped police interview showed Dharun Ravi saying “Yes” when asked whether he thought he had violated his roommate’s privacy. However, Ravi added, “I didn’t realize it was something so private. It was my room, too.” In the nearly hour-long police interview, …

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