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Jerry Sandusky Trial Pushed Back To June

Jerry Sandusky's trial has been moved because of scheduling issues. Sandusky's attorney, Joe Amendola, asked the court to push back the trial date and drop a number of charges last week, but this move is unrelated to Amendola's request. Judge John M. Cleland has moved the trial date because of scheduling issues. His order can be found here (PDF).

AND NOW, March 29, 2012, it appearing that the trial previously schduled to begin on May 15, 2012 must be postponed to accommodate various logistical contingencies that have arisen; and, after consultation with counsel; therefore, it is ordered as follows:

Trial in the matter shall begin on June 5, 2012.

The Argument/heading on the defendant's Omnibus Motions scheduled for April 5, 2012, shall proceed as scheduled.

This is unlikely to affect the defense's motion to dismiss and other requests from last week. The new date will still cause the Sandusky trial to take place before Gary Schultz and Tim Curley's trials have concluded, meaning they are not likely to be useful as witnesses.

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