Last Updated: 5:21 AM, May 21, 2012
Posted: 5:20 AM, May 21, 2012
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — An emotional sentencing hearing in the Rutgers spycam case is scheduled for today.
Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi will be sentenced for using a webcam to watch his former roommate kiss another man in the days leading up to Tyler Clementi's suicide.
Ravi was convicted in March of 15 criminal charges, including invasion of privacy and tampering with evidence.
The two most serious counts — bias intimidation — could get him up to 10 years in prison, though prosecutors have said the maximum penalty is not necessary.
A sentence of more than a year would also increase the likelihood that federal immigration authorities will try to deport Ravi to India, where he was born and remains a citizen, though he has lived most of his life in New Jersey.
Today's sentencing will include statements from people close to Clementi. Ravi's lawyer said Friday that it was not yet decided whether Ravi will speak.