A key prosecution witness in the trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of watching his roommate's intimate encounter via webcam testified Monday that she agreed to keep it a secret because it was so shocking to see the images -- but that it wasn't under wraps for long.
"First of all, it was shocking. It felt wrong. We didn't expect to see that. And now that what we did, it was like we shouldn't have seen it," Molly Wei told jurors. "We didn't want people to know what had happened."
But within minutes, she testified, she and defendant Dharun Ravi were online chatting with friends about seeing two men kissing. And within the hour, Wei said, she agreed to show a few seconds of the video stream to four other women.
Still, she said, Ravi did not intend to humiliate his roommate.
Ravi's roommate, Tyler Clementi, 18, jumped to his death from New York's George Washington Bridge in September 2010, days after the spying and the gossip about it online and in their dorm.
Ravi, who turns 20 today, faces 15 criminal counts.