Ravi (webcam suicide case) gets 30 days in jail after facing up to ten years

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/n...efendant-sentenced-to-30-days-in-jail.html?hp

    I was quite surprised to see this. I don't know that the sentence is too light in the abstract (the prosecutors offered Ravi a deal that involved no jail time at all) but it doesn't seem to respect the jury's verdict very much. The prosecution is planning to appeal, but I don't know what grounds a superior court would have to overturn the sentence.
     
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    He didn't murder the other guy.
     
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    Considering the crime (gross invasion of privacy) a light jail sentence seems appropriate. Many years in jail would have been over the top. The punishment has to bear some relation to the actual crime.
     

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