June 19th, 2012
01:15 AM ET

Sandusky's defense to call more witnesses, unclear if he will take the stand

The defense will call witnesses for a second day in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse trial Tuesday but it was still unclear if the former Penn State assistant coach will take the stand.

Closing arguments could begin as soon as Thursday, Judge John Cleland said Monday.

He said the defense will probably end its case midday Wednesday, followed by the prosecution's rebuttal. That should end Wednesday afternoon, clearing the way for closing arguments Thursday, less than two weeks after the start of what had been expected to be a three-week case.

Early in the trial, Joe Amendola, Sandusky's lawyer, implied that the accused football coach would take the stand.


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. madmaninthemiddle

    I hope he takes the stand. Given the convoluted answers he's given so far to try to explain away his behavior, he'll hang himself under cross examination.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hang-em-High

    The defense plans on using histrionic personality disorder as an explanation for Sandusky’s behavior. This disorder causes a person to become dramatic and attention-seeking. That disorder, however, does not do anything to address the allegations of raype against Sandusky. It also opens the door for the prosecutor being able to present an expert to talk about how pedo philes and s@x offenders think if Amendola is not careful during his direct examination. If he asks too broad questions or if his expert mentions pedo philia or s@x offenders, that could open the door for the state.

    June 19, 2012 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. dazzle ©

    I find it interesting that my comment on Sandusky's defense attempt is not posting. What is the deal here.

    June 19, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. War on Child Terror

    (CIA agent cranking-up his electric generator)
    Now, one more time. Tell US exactly what you know of your husbands bi se xual activities Mrs. Sandusky. (spark...spark)

    June 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. EGORE

    sHalL wE uP tHe VoLtAgE mAsTeR ?

    June 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |