Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi has just been sentenced to 30 days in jail in New Jersey for spying on his roommate’s gay encounter.
Ravi’s freshman roommate at Rutgers, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide just days later.
“I do not believe he hated Tyler Clementi,” Judge Glenn Berman told the court. “He had no reason to, but I do believe he acted out of colossal insensitivity.”
Ravi will now report to Middlesex Adult Correctional Center on May 31 at 9 a.m. Eastern Time for his probationary sentence.
“I heard this jury say, ‘guilty’ 288 times–24 questions, 12 jurors. That’s the multiplication,” Berman said. “I haven’t heard you apologize once.”
Before the judge’s sentencing today, Ravi’s mother made an emotional plea for mercy, during which both she and her son broke down in tears. At the end of her plea, Ravi’s mother threw herself onto her son, sobbing while hugging him.
In March, Ravi was convicted of a hate crime for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate.
Clementi’s family today asked the judge today to sentence Ravi to prison time.
More in the video below.
- Sentencing Day In Webcam Spy Case (myfoxphilly.com)
- Dharun Ravi, Rutgers Student Convicted After Tyler Clementi’s Death, To Be Sentenced Today (inquisitr.com)
- Poll: What should happen to Dharun Ravi? (nj.com)
- Dharun Ravi To Be Sentenced In Rutgers Webcam Spy Case (newyork.cbslocal.com)