Clementi Trial Witness: What Roomie Texted After Suicide

Dharun Ravi's old classmate: He texted 'I guess it makes sense'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2012 3:58 PM CST
Former Rutgers University student, Dharun Ravi,waits for his trial to begin at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick, N.J. on Friday, March 2, 2012.   (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, John Munson, Pool)
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(Newser) – After Tyler Clementi killed himself, his roommate apparently sent a text saying that "he was quiet all the time and had no friends, so I guess it makes sense." A former classmate of roommate Dharun Ravi testified about the text in the Clementi trial today, and added that Ravi had invited her to a "viewing party" to spy on Clementi having sex, reports But the witness, Michelle Huang, said she declined to remotely activate the video chat: "I had no interest in viewing. I didn't do it." Ravi faces up to 5 years on charges including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation as a hate crime. Clementi jumped off a bridge days after Ravi watched him via webcam having a gay encounter. (Read more Tyler Clementi stories.)

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