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Rutgers Spycam Trial: Prosecutors want Dharun Ravi to serve prison time

Dharun Ravi, accused of bullying his college roommate, Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide, faces trial. CBS News

Dharun Ravi on trial in March
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(CBS/AP) - New Jersey prosecutors say Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student convicted of using a webcam to spy on his roommate kissing a man, did not show remorse and should be sent to prison but not necessarily for the maximum of 10 years.

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Ravi was convicted in March of bias intimidation, invasion of privacy and other charges. His roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide in September 2010, days after the spying.

Before the trial, Ravi rejected two plea deals that would have allowed him to avoid prison time and offered state help in fighting possible deportation to India. Last week, Ravi asked a judge to overturn the jury's verdict  for a probationary sentence.

In court filings Thursday, prosecutors disagreed with both positions. They said he was correctly found guilty and that he deserves a prison sentence in part because he was not remorseful.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 21.

Complete coverage of Tyler Clementi and the Dharun Ravi trial on Crimesider


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