Jerry Sandusky judge: Jury could get case Thursday
Friends and ex-colleagues of Jerry Sandusky testified Monday on behalf of the former Penn State assistant football coach as his defense sought to counter prosecution witnesses’ claims that he sexually abused boys in the shower on Penn State’s campus.
The testimony came on what was a truncated day in a trial that has moved at a brisk pace since testimony began last week. Judge John Cleland told jurors that the defense could rest its case by Wednesday, which would mean closing arguments could come Thursday morning.
“This is all very tentative, you understand,” he told the 12 jurors and four alternates, adding that since they will be sequestered in a hotel while they deliberate they should “pack appropriately.”
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