Rutgers Student Weeps After Being Sentenced To 30 Days For Bias Crime

Dharun Ravi will serve 30 days in prison for spying on Tyler Clementi while he kissed a man, broadcasting it online with a webcam, driving Clementi to kill himself. Ravi was facing up to 10 years for committing a hate crime, but was convicted of the much less severe charges of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy.

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As defense attorney Philip Nettl, center, looks on Dharun Ravi, left, and his mother, Sabitha Ravi cry as she reads a statement during a sentencing hearing for Ravi in New Brunswick, N.J., Monday, May 21, 2012. Ravi, a former Rutgers University student who used a webcam to watch his roommate kiss another man days before the roommate killed himself was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail. A judge also gave 20-year-old Dharun Ravi three years of probation.

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Dharun Ravi cries while listening to Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman hand down a sentence of 30 days in a New Jersey courtroom.

Ravi’s parents upon hearing the sentence.

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