Mystery man testifies in Rutgers webcam case

GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press Published:

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- The mystery man has taken the stand in the trial of a Rutgers University student who is accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man.

The other man testified Friday about his relationship with Tyler Clementi, who killed himself days after the encounter.

But the man, identified only as M.B., didn't shed much life on himself.

His lawyer, Richard Pompelio, said outside court that M.B. is a nice young man who's there to tell the truth.

Pompelio says M.B. is in his 20s. Pompelio says he doesn't believe he is married and didn't know whether he is out as a gay man.

Clementi's roommate, Dharun Ravi (dah-ROON' RAH'-vee), is charged with bias intimidation and invasion of privacy.

M.B. will return to the stand later Friday.