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Sandusky Back in Court, Says Trial Wasn't Fair

Court to hold new hearing today to see if re-trial needed

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky was sentenced months ago , but hearings in the Penn State abuse case aren't over. Today, the court will hear lawyers debate the fairness of the trial, the AP reports. Calling for a new trial, Sandusky's team holds that it wasn't afforded enough preparation time. Defense... More »

Jerry Sandusky Sentenced to 30 to 60 Years

Sentence 'will never make me whole,' Victim No. 5 tells court

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky remained defiant today, insisting that "I did not do these disgusting acts" as he was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in the child sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State to its foundation, reports CNN . Sandusky, who apparently arrived in court this morning wearing a smile,... More »

As Sentence Looms, Defiant Jerry Sandusky Faces Victims

And blames conviction on a vast conspiracy

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky is moments away from his sentencing hearing, which begins at 9am , and at which he will have to face as many as six of his victims, who plan on addressing the judge. One young man who was abused at age 12 or 13 will "tell the judge... More »

Sandusky Judge to Reporters: No Hasty Tweets

Giant clock will count down to when they can tweet his sentence

(Newser) - The judge who will issue the hotly anticipated sentence in the Jerry Sandusky case tomorrow doesn't want the media getting hold of his decision while court is in session, so he's come up with some new rules for tweet-happy journalists, reports the Washington Post . A giant digital clock... More »

'Crazy' Sandusky Lawyer Remarks May Help Appeal

Joe Amendola's comments shock fellow defense attorneys

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky's loose-lipped lawyer may have unwittingly given his client extra ammunition for an appeal, the New York Post reports. Convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, Sandusky is facing up to 442 years in prison—but fellow defense attorneys say remarks by lawyer Joe Amendola were unconscionable.... More »

Sandusky Juror: His Reaction Was 'Confirmation'

Former coach seemed to expect and accept guilty verdicts

(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... More »

Sandusky's Adopted Son: I Was Abused

Matt Sandusky says he was willing to testify

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky has a new accuser: His adopted son. Matt Sandusky told prosecutors this week that Jerry molested him, his attorney says. It's the first time Matt has made such allegations, though his biological mother testified before a grand jury last year regarding an unsettling relationship between her son... More »

Sandusky's Fate Now in Jury's Hands

3 charges dropped this morning; he still faces 48 counts

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky's fate is now in the jury's hands. In his closing argument, defense attorney Joe Amendola attempted to discredit the first alleged victim who came forward, claiming that Victim 1's lawyer is after money and that he and investigators prompted the alleged victim to come forward... More »

Defense Rests Without Sandusky Taking Stand

Closing arguments to begin tomorrow

(Newser) - We won't be hearing Jerry Sandusky's side of things from Jerry Sandusky himself. The defense rested today without calling the former Penn State assistant coach to the stand, reports the Patriot News . The prosecution had no rebuttal, which means things will kick off again tomorrow at 9am, at... More »

Dottie Sandusky Defends Her Husband

She says Jerry didn't molest boys who slept over

(Newser) - It was a busy day in court for Jerry Sandusky's defense team:
  • Wife defends him: Sandusky's wife, Dottie, said her husband never had inappropriate contact with boys who slept over, reports AP . She also denied that the basement had a soundproof room, and she specifically refuted one man'
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NBC Failed to Air Shocking Sandusky Footage

Bob Costas asked if Sandusky had 'classic MO of many pedophiles'

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky's openness in an NBC interview last November may give prosecutors an unexpected boost in the courtroom, Fox News reports. Talking to Bob Costas, the former Penn State assistant football coach all but admitted to having inappropriate relations with at least some underage boys. "I didn't... More »

Sandusky Witness: I Screamed During Rapes

Final prosecution witness describes brutal attacks

(Newser) - The final prosecution witness in the Jerry Sandusky rape trial gave the most harrowing testimony yet. The young man, now 18, said a three-year relationship with Sandusky began when he was 12 years old, and it wasn't long before the sexual assaults began, reports the Daily Beast . He testified... More »

Victim No. 3: 'I Loved' Sandusky

Alleged victim wanted coach to adopt him, he testifies

(Newser) - Another alleged victim, known as Victim 6, testified today during Jerry Sandusky's trial, saying that he went out of his way to introduce himself to Sandusky at a picnic for his Second Mile charity. "I was really excited to meet him," the 25-year-old said. But the man... More »

Victim: Sandusky Threatened Me to Keep Me Quiet

Victim 10 and Victim 7 testify in Sandusky trial

(Newser) - More heartbreaking testimony from the Jerry Sandusky trial: A 25-year-old man, called Victim 10 by prosecutors, testified today that the former Penn State coach threatened him after sexually assaulting him. Sandusky first performed oral sex on the then-11-year-old, a foster child, before telling him that "if I ever told... More »

McQueary: No Question Sandusky Was Abusing Child

Cites 'skin-on-skin smacking sound'

(Newser) - Despite questions raised over his story , Mike McQueary says he's sure: Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing a child in the Penn State showers. The former assistant coach testified today in the case that he heard a "skin-on-skin smacking sound" and spotted Sandusky "standing behind a boy who... More »

Weeping Sandusky Accuser: 'I Couldn't Move'

'Victim 1' testifies about hiding from coach

(Newser) - The alleged victim who launched the case against Jerry Sandusky sobbed as he took the stand today, describing his encounters with the former coach. Sandusky began by taking "Victim 1," now 18, to activities with other kids, then alone; finally he began having sleepovers at the coach's... More »

'Victim Four': He Treated Me Like a 'Girlfriend'

Sandusky accuser estimates '50' inappropriate encounters

(Newser) - In day one of Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse trial , an alleged victim testified that Sandusky had treated him "like a girlfriend" and showered him with gifts, MSNBC reports. "Victim Four," a 28-year-old man, estimated he'd had about 50 inappropriate encounters with Sandusky—from mutual showers... More »

Sandusky Defense Cites Personality Disorder

Files motion related to alleged love letters as trial begins

(Newser) - The Jerry Sandusky trial kicked off today, with, notably, the defense addressing the love letters ABC News claims Sandusky sent to "Victim Four." The Patriot-News reports that his team has filed a motion to "provide a fair explanation" for the alleged letters. The motion states that a... More »

Jerry Sandusky Jury Filled With Penn Staters

Seven of 12 jurors have ties to school

(Newser) - Whether it will help or hurt his cause is already up for debate, but this much is for sure: Jerry Sandusky's fate will be decided by a group of people with lots of ties to Penn State, reports USA Today . Among the 12 main jurors selected for Sandusky's... More »

Sandusky Trial to Hear 'Creepy' Love Letters to Accuser

Joe Paterno's wife, son may testify for defense

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky wrote love letters to an alleged victim that will be read aloud at his child sex abuse trial, sources tell ABC . One of the eight accusers, known as Victim 4, is expected to be the first witness called against the former Penn State coach. He will show the... More »

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