For the first week of his trial, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky often left the Pennsylvania courtroom with a smile - even after testimony from eight people accusing him, in emotional and graphic terms, of sexually abusing them as boys.
He should finally get a chance to present his case when the trial resumes this week, after a three-day break.
Prosecutors are expected to take care of some routine evidentiary matters Monday, then officially rest their case. After that happens, Sandusky's attorneys can call experts and witnesses of their own, including possibly letting the 68-year-old longtime Nittany Lions' defensive coordinator defend himself on 52 counts tied to what prosecutors say was his abuse of at least 10 boys in a 15-year span.
A main focus of the defense's strategy may be to poke holes at the prosecution's case thus far.FULL STORY