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Attorney For Jerry Sandusky Claims Defense Needed More Time

Feeling ill-prepared at the onset of the trial, Jerry Sandusky's attorneys Karl Rominger and Joe Amendola tried to get out of th Sandusky case during the morning of jury selection, Rominger said on his WHP 580 radio show on Saturday.

That request, however, was denied. Per Sara Ganim of the Patriot-News, via PennLive.com:

[Judge John] Cleland had repeatedly denied requests for continuances and the trial approached. Sandusky's attorney said they only had a few months to try to get through all the evidence -- thousands of pages of documents -- prosecutors acquired over the three-year grand jury investigation.

Friday, after the guilty verdict on most counts was read, Amendola said he was, at times, "flying by the seat of his pants" during the trial because he wasn't ready.

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