Family to visit site of Rutgers student's suicide

Jane Clementi, right, and her husband, Joseph Clementi, left, attend a symposium on use and misuse of social media at Rutgers University, Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in Piscataway, N.J. Their son, Tyler Clementi, was in his first weeks as a student at Rutgers in September 2010 when he killed himself after a roommate allegedly used a webcam to spy on Clementi's intimate encounter with another man. The family has started a foundation in their son's honor to address cyberbullying. The foundation was a co-sponsor of the symposium. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 8, 2013 9:24:20 AM PST
The family of the Rutgers University student who killed himself after his roommate used a webcam to see him kissing a man will visit the scene of his suicide.

Tyler Clementi's parents and brother will meet on Sunday with two members of a group walking from Chicago to the George Washington Bridge to raise awareness about bullying.

Clementi's brother, James, tells WINS radio it makes sense to go since the Friend Movement is walking in Tyler's memory.

The 18-year-old killed himself in 2010, soon after starting college. His death sparked a national conversation about the treatment of young gays.

His roommate served less than a month in jail after he was convicted of invasion of privacy, bias intimidation and other counts. He's appealing his conviction.


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