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Jerry Sandusky Trial: Defense Rests, Closing Arguments Begin Thursday

Jerry Sandusky's defense rested on Wednesday morning in the sexual abuse trial of the former Penn State assistant football coach. The prosecution rested its case earlier in the trial. Closing arguments will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. Following that, the matter will go the jury to determine the Sandusky's fate.

Sandusky himself never took the witness stand during the course of his trial. He was expected to be called on to testify by his own defense team. It was somewhat of a surprise, and the defense leaned mostly on character witnesses to cast a shadow of reasonable doubt in the minds of jurors.

This is only the second week of the trial, which began on Monday, June 11.

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