Judge defends sentence in Rutgers spy case
A day before Dharun Ravi began his 30-day sentence for spying on his gay roommate, the judge that handed down the punishment maintained the ruling was fair.
New Jersey judge Glenn Berman said yesterday that the former Rutgers student's conviction on various charges for spying on Tyler Clementi did not warrant the maximum 10-year sentence.
"I can't find it in me to remand him to state prison that houses people convicted of offenses such as murder, armed robbery and rape," he said in a court hearing, according to The New York Times.
Ravi, 20, used a webcam to watch Clementi kiss another man in their dorm room in the fall of 2010 and streamed it over the Internet. A few days later, Clementi committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. Ravi is to begin his sentence Thursday.