Jury Hears Of Apology In Webcam Spying Case


Salon Staff
March 8, 2012 12:18AM (UTC)

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Jurors have been read the text-message apology from a former Rutgers University student to the roommate he's accused of spying on using a webcam.

A detective confirmed that the message was sent from the phone belonging to Dharun Ravi (dah-ROON' RAH'-vee) to the one belonging to Tyler Clementi on Sept. 22, 2010.

Advertisement:

That was the night Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge, just days after authorities say Ravi spied on Clementi's intimate encounter with a man once and tried to do it again.

Ravi is on trial for 15 criminal charges, including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation.

Jurors heard Wednesday that Ravi said he had put his computer to sleep so no one else would see an encounter and called the issue a "petty misunderstanding."


Salon Staff

MORE FROM Salon Staff

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••


Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •