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Jurors in Dharun Ravi trial to learn name of man on webcam with Tyler Clementi

In a Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 file photo, former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi, Tyler Clementi's former roommate, sits in Middlesex County, N.J., Court during a motion hearing in New Brunswick, N.J. On Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, Dharun Ravi's lawyer told a judge that Ravi would not take a plea deal offered by prosecutors that would have kept him out of prison and sought to prevent his deportation. Ravi accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's Clementintimate encounter with another man. Clementi, committed suicide days after the alleged spying in September 2010. Pool,AP Photo/Mark R. Sullivan, File

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(CBS/AP) NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Potential jurors in the trial of former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi accused of using a webcam to spy on roommate Tyler Clementi's intimate encounter with another man will learn the name of the other man in the video.

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A judge on Friday decided the man's name will be on a list of potential witnesses on a questionnaire jurors will fill out. Attorneys customarily provide the lists to ensure no potential juror knows a potential witness.

The man in the intimate encounter with 18-year-old Clementi has only been publicly identified by his initials. The case became a touchstone for a national conversation about bullying faced by gay youths after Clementi killed himself days after the encounter.

Ravi attended the pretrial conference in New Brunswick.

Jury selection is set for Feb. 17. If convicted, Ravi could face up to 10 years in prison.

Meanwhile, a second student charged in connection to the incident, 19-year-old Molly Wei, reached a plea deal that requires her testify against Ravi. In May, Wei pleaded not guilty to two counts of invasion of privacy, according to a statement from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.

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