01:06 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 06/19/2012 07:00AM
After serving 20 days of his 30-day sentence that began May 31, Dharun Ravi is a free man.
Ravi, the former Rutgers University student found guilty of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy that resulted in the suicide of his roommate, Tyler Clementi, was released Tuesday morning.
According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Ravi's jail sentence was reduced by 10 days because of good behavior. Reports say he did not speak to reporters after his release but instead climbed into a vehicle and was taken to his parents' home.
Originally posted 05/30/2012 11:15AM
Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers student who was found guilty of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy that resulted in the suicide of his roommate, Tyler Clementi, said in a New Jersey state courtroom on Wednesday morning that he is ready to begin his 30-day jail sentence on Thursday, CNN reports.
On Wednesday, Ravi, 20, issued an apology for the first time since the case began, reports the Newark Star-Ledger.
"My behavior and actions, which at no time were motivated by hate, bigotry, prejudice or desire to hurt, humiliate or embarrass anyone, were nonetheless the wrong choices and decisions," he said in the statement, according to the Star-Ledger. "I apologize to everyone affected by those choices."
Originally posted 05/21/2012 12:50PM
Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi, who in March was found guilty of invasion of privacy and hate crimes that resulted in the tragic suicide of his roommate Tyler Clementi, was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail, as well as 300 hours of community service and counseling. He was also fined $10,000. He will begin his sentence on May 31.
Ravi, 20, did not speak, but inside the packed New Brunswick, N.J., courtroom, his mother, Sabitha Ravi, in tears, pleaded for mercy for her son. "The media was ripping him apart with their misleading facts ... He was absolutely devastated and broken into pieces,” she said, referring to her son as "kind-hearted and loving," reports the Newark Star-Ledger.
Ravi cried as his mother spoke.
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