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Jerry Sandusky Trial Goes To Jury After Closing Arguments Conclude

The Jerry Sandusky trial is now in the hands of the jury, who are currently deliberating on the 48 counts against the former Penn State football coach. Sandusky was originally facing 52 separate charges, but four of them were dropped due to redundancy. After the prosecution rested their case on Wednesday, both sides made their closing arguments on Thursday.

According to some accounts, the prosecution's closing arguments were not as strong as those of the defense, but the prosecution might have felt that they didn't need to employ any theatrics given the evidence against Sandusky. The jury has retired to deliberation, and there is currently no timetable for a verdict. A long period of deliberation is not necessarily indicative of a hung jury, simply because of the volume of charges that the jury has to sort through.

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