Rutgers University Holds Vigil

New Jersey's Rutgers University held a vigil Sunday night in remembrance of a freshmen student who recently killed himself.
Tyler Clementi committed suicide recently by jumping off the George Washington Bridge after his roommate and another student broadcasted a live-stream webcam video of him on the Internet sharing a sexual encounter with another male, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The campus held the candlelight vigil to honor Clementi and reflect on the events that led up to his death, the New York Times said.
The campus also held a moment of silence during its homecoming football game Saturday in honor of Clementi, the Los Angeles Times said.
The students responsible for the broadcast, roommate Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei, face the possibility of a five year prison sentence after being charged with invasion of privacy, the Los Angeles Times said.

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