NEW BRUNSWICK - Lawyers for the former Rutgers student who was charged with spying and bias intimidation after his roommate killed himself will ask a judge Friday to dismiss the case.
A national conversation about how young gays are treated was sparked last year after 18-year-old Tyler Clementi committed suicide.
Authorities said he killed himself last September after roommate Dharun Ravi tried to use a webcam to spy on Clementi's encounter with another man.
Ravi's lawyers also want prosecutors to reveal the identity of the man with whom Clementi had the encounter.
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