Jerry Sandusky To Testify This Week

The Jerry Sandusky trial continues this week, and it will include testimony from Sandusky himself. The accused former Penn State assistant coach is being brought onto the stand by his defense attorney, Joe Amendola. Exactly when Sandusky will be on the stand is unknown at this time.

Via CitizensVoice.com:

"Did I make an opening statement?" the 63-year-old Philadelphia native [Amendola] quipped to reporters when asked if Sandusky would take the stand. "I'm Catholic. I don't lie."

Sandusky spent more than two hours Sunday with a psychiatrist, Dr. John S. O'Brien, hired by prosecutors to rebut a claim by Sandusky's attorneys that the former coach's "grooming behavior" was a symptom of a "histrionic personality disorder."

Audio recordings of Sandusky's interview with Bob Costas, following the accusations, were played in court previously. Of course, it was the prosecution who played them, because the interview made Sandusky sound so bad. Putting him on the stand seems like a dangerous gambit for the defense, but it may be necessary, since the defense hasn't done much so far to disprove the gist of the prosecution's case.

In addition to Sandusky, his wife Dottie and their children could be called to the stand as well.

Continue following this storystream for more news on the entire Penn State scandal, including the Graham Spanier investigation and the Jerry Sandusky trial.

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