Hold on to your dreams and always strive to achieve your goals.Some way to the right of Pazhani were Joseph and Jane Clementi.Clementi’s death became an international news story, fusing parental anxieties about the hidden worlds of teen-age computing, teen-age sex, and teen-age unkindness.Their youngest son, Tyler, had died a year earlier, and the family’s tragedy was the silent focus of everyone in the room.That September, Tyler Clementi and Ravi were freshman roommates at Rutgers University, in a dormitory three miles from the courtroom.“Dear Dharun, It has been a pleasure watching you grow into a caring and responsible person,” the announcement said. His father, Ravi Pazhani, a slight man with metal-frame glasses, sat behind him.
Jane Clementi, who has very straight bangs, wore a gold crucifix.She and her husband form a tall, pale, and formidable-looking couple.A few weeks into the semester, Ravi and another new student, Molly Wei, used a webcam to secretly watch Clementi in an embrace with a young man.Ravi gossiped about him on Twitter: “I saw him making out with a dude.
” as a computer password and played on an Ultimate Frisbee team. In a windowless room, he sat between two lawyers, wearing a black suit and a gray striped tie. Although he is only nineteen, he has a peculiarly large-featured, fully adult face, and vaguely resembles Sacha Baron Cohen.
At the time of his high-school graduation, in 2010, his parents bought space in the West Windsor and Plainsboro High School North yearbook. When Ravi is seen in high-school photographs with a five-o’clock shadow, he looks like an impostor.