TRIAL UPDATE

Jurors In Dharun Ravi Trial Won’t Hear About Tyler Clementi’s Room-Change Request

The jury in the Dharun Ravi trial won’t hear details about Tyler Clementi’s request to change dorm rooms shortly before committing suicide in September 2010.

As ABC News reports, Clementi’s online housing form listed the reason for the request as “roommate with webcam spying on me/want a single room.”

Prosecutor Julie McClure wanted to submit the request into evidence but defense attorneys Steven Altman and Philip Nettl objected, claiming it was hearsay and may have been filed by someone other than Clementi.  Judge Glenn Berman ruled that the part of the statement where Clementi accused his roommate of spying was inadmissable.

Ravi  is charged with  invasion of privacy for filming two of Clementi’s gay trysts, as well as bias intimidation, witness tampering and hindering arrest.

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