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Penn State Scandal: Attorney For Jerry Sandusky Requests Grand Jury Testimony

The Jerry Sandusky trial is still few months away, but the attorneys that will be involved are already starting to form their cases. That includes Jerry Sandusky's attorney Joe Amendola, who requested transcripts of grand jury testimony. According to Sara Ganim of the Patriot-News, the prosecutors have no legal duty to turn those documents over. Amendola and Sandusky feel like it would help speed the trial along when that time comes.

But Sandusky and his attorney, Joe Amendola, say that would cause long delays during his trial -- expected to happen later this year -- especially since Amendola says more than 100 witnesses may have testified, several of them more than once. Instead, he's asking a judge to have prosecutors hand over the testimony early and give Amendola more time to prepare his cross-examination of witnesses at trial.

I don't think the prosecutors of this trial are more concerned with expediting the process than they are with winning the trial, so this might be a long shot by Amendola and Sandusky.

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