(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — The prosecution has rested its case Thursday in the webcam spying trial of Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi.
The state’s case lasted nine days, questioning a score of witnesses and entering a thick stack of computer emails, tweets and instant messages into evidence.
The case stems from circumstances surrounding the 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi. Ravi, who was Clementi’s roommate, is not charged in any way with Clementi’s death. Still, he is charged with invasion of privacy, witness tampering, hindering prosecution and, most importantly, bias intimidation, a hate crime for which Ravi faces up to 10 years in prison.
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