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No statement from ex-Rutgers student at sentencing

Ex-Rutgers student convicted in webcam spy case doesn't make statement before sentencing By The Associated Press

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) ' The former Rutgers student who was convicted earlier this year of bias intimidation for using a webcam to spy on his roommate has decided not to address the judge at his sentencing hearing.

Dharun Ravi (dah-ROON' RAH'-vee) made the decision Monday after his mother, Sabitha Ravi, told the judge her son "doesn't have any hatred in his heart towards anybody."

Ravi's roommate, Tyler Clementi, was held up as a symbol of what bullying can do to young gays. He killed himself in September 2010 by jumping off the George Washington Bridge.



Ravi's parents spoke after Tyler Clementi's parents told the judge the defendant should be punished.

Ravi could get up to 10 years for each of two second-degree bias intimidation charges.


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