Rutgers Webcam Spy Trial Deliberations Enter Day 3

Dharun Ravi faces 15 criminal counts, including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation.

Friday, Mar 16, 2012  |  Updated 6:25 AM EDT
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Jury Deliberates in Rutgers Webcam Spy Trial

The jury now has the case in the Rutgers webcam spying trial. The judge charged them Wednesday morning, and jurors spent hours deliberating. Brian Thompson reports.

Jury to Get Case in Rutgers Webcam Spying Trial

It will be up to a jury to decide Wednesday whether it was a crime when a Rutgers student viewed a few seconds of his roommate's intimate encounter with another man and told people about it in text messages, tweets and in person. Brian Thompson reports.
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Deliberations are expected to resume for a third day in the trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of hate crimes for using a webcam to spy on his roommate's tryst with another man days before the roommate committed suicide.

Twenty-year-old Dharun Ravi faces 15 criminal charges. A conviction on the most serious, bias intimidation, could lead to a 10-year prison sentence.

His roommate, Tyler Clementi, jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge in September 2010.

The jury is expected to pick up deliberations again Friday morning. The 12 jurors have deliberated for about 9½ hours so far without reaching a verdict.

The main question is whether Ravi intended to intimidate his roommate because of his sexual orientation.

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