Fam­ily vis­its site of Rut­gers stu­dent’s sui­cide

The Washington Times Daily - - Nation - From wire dis­patches and staff re­ports

FORT LEE | The fam­ily of the Rut­gers Univer­sity stu­dent who killed him­self af­ter his room­mate used a we­b­cam to spy on him kiss­ing a man has vis­ited the scene of his sui­cide for the first time.

Tyler Cle­menti’s par­ents and brother crossed the Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Bridge on Sun­day to help raise aware­ness about the dan­gers of bul­ly­ing.

Cle­menti’s mother and brother linked arms and walked with mem­bers of a group called The Friend Move­ment who had walked from Chicago to New Jersey in Tyler’s mem­ory.

The 18-year-old Cle­menti killed him­self in 2010. His death sparked a na­tional con­ver­sa­tion about the treat­ment of young gays.

Cle­menti’s room­mate served less than a month in jail. He is ap­peal­ing his con­vic­tion on invasion of pri­vacy, bias in­tim­i­da­tion and other counts.

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