NJ Jury Pool Shrinks In Rutgers Webcam Spying Case

Published February 21, 2012 9:54PM (EST)

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The pool of potential jurors for the New Jersey trial of a former Rutgers student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man has been whittled down to 85.

Twelve, plus alternates, will sit on the case of Dharun Ravi, who is charged with bias intimidation, invasion of privacy and other crimes against his former roommate, Tyler Clementi.

The case became a touchstone for discussions of bullying of young gays after Clementi killed himself in September 2010, just days after the intimate encounter.

On Tuesday, about 100 jurors were struck from the pool because of their answers on a questionnaire.

The remaining prospective jurors are being told to report to court Wednesday for deeper questioning from a judge and lawyers on both sides.

By Salon Staff

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