Roommate killed himself after Ravi broadcast gay tryst
Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi was motivated by anti-gay bias when he used a webcam to broadcast his freshman roommate’s intimate encounter with another man live to fellow students, a New Jersey jury has decided. Ravi, 20, was convicted of the hate-crime “bias intimidation,” which means he will go to jail for five to 10 years and he may even be deported to his native India. Tyler Clementi, Ravi’s gay freshman roommate, committed suicide after the humiliating webcam ordeal in September, 2010. Before his death, Clementi asked his university to allow him to switch rooms because of the spying. Ravi was found guilty of 24 charges but not guilty in 11 charges and will be sentenced on May 21, reports NorthJersey.com.