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Suspect in Rutgers suicide case rejects plea deal, faces deportation

Published 12/09/2011, Associated Press

A former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man chose the gamble of a trial, rejecting a plea deal today that would have kept him out of prison and sought to prevent his deportation to India. Dharun Ravi's reason was simple, said his lawyer, Steven Altman. "He's innocent. He's not guilty," he said after the court hearing. "That's why he rejected the plea."

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