Roommate Won't Testify in Rutgers Webcam Trial

Dharun Ravi is charged with 15 criminal counts, including invasion of privacy, bias intimidation and several crimes related to trying to cover up his actions.

By Brian Thompson
|  Monday, Mar 12, 2012  |  Updated 8:24 PM EDT
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The former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man won't take the stand in his trial.Dharun Ravi's defense rested Monday and lawyers said he won't testify. Brian Thompson reports.

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The former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man won't take the stand in his trial.Dharun Ravi's defense rested Monday and lawyers said he won't testify. Brian Thompson reports.

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Police Question Dharun Ravi (Part 1)

In this first part of selections from the Sept. 23, 2010 police interrogation of ex-Rutgers student Dharun Ravi after his roommate Tyler Clementi killed himself, Ravi recites a text message he sent to Clementi before his suicide and responds to the interrogators' questions over whether he invaded Clementi's privacy.

Police Question Dharun Ravi (Part 2)

In this second part of selections from the Sept. 23, 2010 police interrogation of ex-Rutgers student Dharun Ravi after his roommate Tyler Clementi killed himself, Ravi explains how a "viewing party" happened and says he was only joking when he tweeted and texted about Clementi.
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The former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man won't take the stand in his trial.

Dharun Ravi's defense rested Monday and lawyers said he won't testify.

Ravi, 20, is charged with 15 criminal counts, including bias intimidation and invasion of privacy.

His roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge in September 2010, just days after the alleged spying.

Ravi is not charged in Clementi's death.

Defense attorneys called nine witnesses in two days, while prosecutors presented about 20 witnesses over 10 days.

The jury was dismissed until Tuesday, when closing arguments would begin.

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