Lawyers whittle jury pool in NJ webcam spy case
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - February 23, 2012 (WPVI) -- Lawyers in the trial of a former Rutgers student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man have started using their preemptory challenges to narrow the jury pool.
Thursday's court session marked the fourth day of jury selection for the trial of Dharun Ravi.
The 19-year-old is charged with invasion of privacy, bias intimidation and evidence and witness tampering.
Ravi's roommate, Tyler Clementi, killed himself in September 2010, days after the alleged spying. That touched off national conversations about the bullying of young gays and cyberbullying.
By mid-morning during Thursday's questioning of prospective jurors, the jury pool was down to 72.
But it's not clear when 16 jurors, including four alternates, will be chosen to hear the case.
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