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