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Jury selection will head to a fourth day in the trial of a former Rutgers student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate’s encounter with another man.
Nineteen-year-old Dharun Ravi is charged with bias intimidation, invasion of privacy and other counts in a story that sparked national outrage after his roommate, Tyler Clementi, killed himself in September 2010.
Ravi is not charged with Clementi’s death.
Two thousand potential jurors were initially summoned to be on the trial. But by Wednesday afternoon, the pool had been whittled to 78.
Just seven potential jurors were excused on Wednesday.
And it was not clear how long it would take to choose 16 — four of whom will be alternates. Opening arguments will take place once the jury is selected.
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