Friday, May 6, 2011
Accused Rutgers Student Gets Plea Deal
...In Middlesex County, N.J., superior court Friday, Wei, who is charged with two counts of invasion of privacy, pleaded not guilty to watching the online video with Ravi in her dorm room, and a judge accepted her application to enter into a pretrial intervention program that could result in dismissal of the charges. In addition to testifying against Ravi, who is set to appear in court May 23, she must complete 300 hours of community service and receive counseling on cyber-bullying and dealing with people with “alternative lifestyles,” the Star-Ledger reports.
Clementi’s family released a statement saying they would not object to Wei’s admission into the program, as they believe her actions “were substantially different in their nature and extent than the actions of Tyler’s former roommate.” Tyler’s father, Joe Clementi, told the court the family hopes that by going through the program, Wei “will become a better person and show kindness to people.”