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Potential Jurors Will Learn Name of Man on Tape With Clementi

Friday, January 20, 2012

Potential jurors in the trial of a former Rutgers student accused of using a webcam to spy on a roommate will learn the name of the other man seen in the video.

The case has gotten widespread attention because the roommate, 18-year-old Tyler Clementi, jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge days after the incident.

The name of the man he was videotaped with has never been made public.

A New Brunswick judge 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.

Defendant Dharun Ravi, 19,  attended the pre-trial conference this morning  and jury selection is set for February 17th.  He faces 15 charges, including bias intimidation. Ravi rejected a plea deal that his co-defendant, Molly Wei, accepted. She received probation and must attend an intervention program to complete her sentence.

With the Associated Press

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