Sandusky Juror: His Reaction Was 'Confirmation'

Former coach seemed to expect and accept guilty verdicts
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2012 1:26 PM CDT
Jerry Sandusky, in a booking photo released by the Centre County Correctional Facility.   (AP Photo/Centre County Correctional Facility)

(Newser) – Jerry Sandusky spent his first night as a prisoner isolated from other inmates and on a precautionary suicide watch, reports CNN. One of the jurors who sent him behind bars, meanwhile, said Sandusky's lack of emotion in court last night spoke volumes. "I looked at him during the reading of the verdict and just the look on his face. No real emotion," said Joshua Harper on NBC's Today. Sandusky was "just kind of accepting, because he knew it was true."

Harper added that the eight young men who testified about being abused by the former Penn State coach in years past helped cement the case. "It's hard to judge character on the stand because you don't know these kids," he said. "But most were very credible—I would say all. ... It was very convincing." Most stories about the conviction, including this one by AP, note that one person in the crowd outside the courtroom shouted "Rot in hell!" to Sandusky as he was led away. (Read more Jerry Sandusky stories.)

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