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Rutgers Spycam Trial: Dharun Ravi won't testify, defense rests

Dharun Ravi, center, walks into the Middlesex County Courthouse for a hearing in the webcam-spying case involving the suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, Monday, May 23, 2011, in New Brunswick, N.J. Ravi is one of two former Rutgers students accused of spying on Clementi's intimate encounter with another man days before the classmate committed suicide. AP Photo/Julio Cortez

Dharun Ravi, center, walks into the Middlesex County Courthouse with his attorneys
AP Photo/Julio Cortez
(CBS/AP) - NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Dharun Ravi, the young man accused of spying on his Rutgers University roommate in 2010,  will not testify in his trial.

Pictures: Tyler ClementiPictures: Rutgers Spycam Trial

Ravi, 20, is facing 15 charges including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation for allegedly using a webcam to spy on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, who later committed suicide.

Judge Glenn Berman gave the jury the rest of the day off in preparation for closing arguments after the defense rested its case late Monday morning.

If convicted of the most serious charge, bias intimidation, Ravi could face up to 10 years in prison.

  • Crimesider Staff

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