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
Clementi Trial Witness: What Roomie Texted After Suicide
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)

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. (More Tyler Clementi stories.)

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