Closings Tuesday in Rutgers webcam spying trial

GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press Published:

NEW BRUNWSICK, N.J. (AP) -- Jurors might see for the second time a video of a statement to police from a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man.

Closing arguments are scheduled for Tuesday morning in the trial of. 20-year-old Dharun Ravi (dah-ROON' RAH'-vee). He is charged with 15 criminal counts, including bias intimidation and invasion of privacy.

His roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide in September 2010, just days after the alleged spying.

Ravi's defense lawyer, Steven Altman, said Monday that he may play for jurors the statement from Ravi that prosecutors first showed last week.

In the video, Ravi acknowledged seeing images from the webcam and tweeting about it, but said his invitation to others to watch was a joke.

Ravi did not testify in the trial.