TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Sentencing day is tomorrow for the former Rutgers student convicted of spying on his gay roommate.
Dharun Ravi faces up to 10 years in prison.READ MORE: Equinox, SoulCycle To Require Proof Of Vaccination In New York City
Ravi was convicted of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation for using a webcam to watch Tyler Clementi’s encounter with another man. Clementi later committed suicide.
The jury reached a split verdict during its third day of deliberations in mid-March. Each bias intimidation charge included five questions. A finding of guilty on any of them made Ravi guilty of the entire charge.READ MORE: NYPD Cracks Down On Illegal Dirt Bikes In The Bronx
The jury issued a split verdict on those sub-questions, finding him not guilty on some sub-parts of some counts, but guilty of all 15 counts as a whole.
Ravi was also found guilty of witness and evidence tampering, attempted invasion of privacy and hindering apprehension or prosecution.
Ravi’s supporters say that he shouldn’t spend any time behind bars. They claim that he shouldn’t have been tried under the bias-intimidation law.MORE NEWS: US Finally Reaches Milestone Of 70% Of Adults With At Least 1 COVID-19 Shot
If you were the judge, how would you punish Dharun Ravi? Sound off with your thoughts and comments below…