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Juror in Dharun Ravi trial says he's satisfied with Friday's verdict

Dharun Ravi, center, is helped by his father, Ravi Pazhani, right, as they leave court around noon in New Brunswick, N.J., Friday, March 16, 2012. Ravi, a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate's love life has been convicted of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy. A jury found that he used a webcam to spy on roommate Tyler Clementi. Within days, Clementi realized he had been watched and jumped to his death from New York's George Washington Bridge in September 2010. AP Photo/Mel Evans

Dharun Ravi, center, is helped by his father, Ravi Pazhani, right, as they leave court around noon in New Brunswick, N.J., Friday, March 16, 2012.
AP Photo/Mel Evans

(CBS/AP) NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A juror in the trial of former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi says he was satisfied with Friday's verdict.

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The jury found that Ravi used a webcam to spy on Tyler Clementi's intimate encounter with another man in September 2010 and that he did it - and told others about it - because of a bias against gays.

Clementi later committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge.

The jury found Ravi guilty on all 15 counts against him, even though they judged him not guilty on subparts of some charges.  

"I'm actually satisfied with the verdict. It was very hard, very difficult," juror  Bruno Ferreira said, according to nj.com.

Ferreira says that although the charges of witness tampering, evidence tampering and invasion of privacy were "cut and dry," jurors spent some time debating on the bias charges, nj.com reports. He said the panel deliberated for much more than an hour, but did not specify for how long.

"You can't know what someone's thinking. You have to get inside their head," he reportedly said. "Afterwards, you think about it not being done once, but being done twice another day. That's why we came to that conclusion."

Ferreira said he hopes the verdict will bring some peace to the families, nj.com reports.

Ravi could get up to 10 years in prison by some estimates, and according to nj.com, immigration experts say that Ravi, who was born in India, also faces a "very significant" chance of having to defend himself in deportation proceedings.

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