NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (WKOW) -- The former Rutgers University student convicted of bias intimidation for using a webcam to see his roommate and another man kissing days before the roommate committed suicide is getting a 30-day jail term and then probation.
On Monday, a judge sentenced 20-year-old Dharun Ravi.
Ravi's roommate, Tyler Clementi, was held up as a symbol of what bullying can do to young gays. He killed himself in September 2010 by jumping off the George Washington Bridge.
Advocates for Ravi have protested the idea that he could be sent to prison for years for what they see as a misguided decision -- but one that may not have been linked to Clementi's suicide.
A jury convicted Ravi in March of all 15 criminal counts he faced.
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (WKOW) -- A judge is scheduled to announce Monday whether a former Rutgers student will go to prison for spying on his roommate.
Dharun Ravi could get up to 10 years in prison for each of two second-degree bias intimidation charges for using a webcam to see his roommate kissing another man. His roommate, Tyler Clementi, committee suicide days after the spying.
Dozens of journalists and a handful of advocates lined up early Monday morning before the sentencing.
Prosecutors say the 20-year-old Ravi should get a serious sentence, but less than 10 years.
Ravi's supporters say he does not deserve prison and that the jury was wrong to convict him of a hate crime.
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