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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Keith Ecker  
Clementi Watched Roommates Twitter Feed

A computer analyst provided a glimpse into Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi’s final hours before he jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge on Sept. 22, 2010. Clementi’s roommate, Dharun Ravi, faces 15 criminal charges for allegedly using a Webcam to secretly spy on Clementi as he engaged in intimate contact with another man. According to the expert witness, Clementi checked Ravi’s Twitter page 59 times over a 9-day period. Ravi had used Twitter to promote the live …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Keith Ecker  
Damning Texts Shed Light on Rutgers Student’s Motives

More damning testimony came to light yesterday in the Rutgers University cyberbullying trial. Michelle Huang, a high school friend of defendant Dharun Ravi, testified that Ravi urged her to watch a live feed of Ravi’s roommate, Tyler Clementi, engaged in intimate contact with another man. Ravi stands trial on 15 criminal charges for secretly spying on his roommate via Webcam. Clementi committed suicide just a day after the second spying attempt occurred. The two friends exchanged a number of texts …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Keith Ecker  
Rutgers Case Continues with Investigator Testimony

The Rutgers University cyberbullying trial will resume today with testimony from investigators and technical experts. The case, which sparked a national debate on cyberbullying particularly against gays and lesbians, will determine the fate of student Dharun Ravi, who secretly used a Webcam to spy on his roommate while Clementi was engaged in intimate contact with another man. Ravi allegedly spied on two separate occasions in September 2010 and wrote about his actions to his followers on the social networking site …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Keith Ecker  
Key Witness Testifies in Rutgers Trial

A key witness, known only as “M.B.,” took the stand today in the closely watched criminal trial of a Rutgers University student accused of spying on and humiliating his roommate leading up to the young man’s suicide. On two occasions in September of 2010, Dharun Ravi used his Webcam to secretly capture his roommate Tyler Clementi and M.B. engaging in intimate contact. Prosecutors allege that Ravi was uncomfortable with his roommate’s sexual orientation and purposefully intimidated the young man, a …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime by Keith Ecker  
Student Testimony May Contradict Defendant’s Story

Potentially damning testimony was given by Rutgers University student who helped defendant Dharun Ravi set up the Webcam that was used to spy on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, as Clementi engaged in an intimate interaction with another man. A few days after Clementi became aware of the spying he committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. Lokesh Ojha testified yesterday that he helped Ravi set up the Webcam so that it would show a clear view of Clementi’s …

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