Attorney for Dharun Ravi says he will appeal conviction
Friday, March 16, 2012
The attorney for Dharun Ravi, convicted Friday in the Rutgers spycam case tied to the death of Ridgewood resident Tyler Clementi, said that he plans to appeal the jury's verdict. "Rest assured that at the appropriate time an appeal will be filed challenging all of the issues that we raised before the trial and during trial," Attorney Steven D. Altman said in an email. Altman did not elaborate, saying that he would release a statement next week. "Right now I am just dealing with the emotions that everyone involved with the Ravi family and the defense experienced and continue to experience with the verdict," he wrote. Ravi, 20, was convicted on the most serious charges of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy and faces a possible ten …
Dharun Ravi targeted roommate Tyler Clementi because he was gay, jury finds.
A Middlesex County jury found Dharun Ravi guilty Friday in the Rutgers webcam spying case that may have led to the suicide of Ridgewood native Tyler Clementi in fall of 2010. Ravi, 20, was convicted on the most serious charges of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy and faces a possible 10-year prison sentence. He could also be deported to India after serving time in prison. The jury agreed with prosecutors that Ravi targeted Clementi, his 18-year-old roommate, because Clementi was gay. Ravi showed little emotion after hearing the jury determine his fate, ultimately convicting him on 24 of 35 charges contained in 15 counts. Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge days after discovering Ravi attempted to view him…