Jerry Sandusky Plays 52 Pick-Up And Hooked On Histrionics- Sandusky Once Again A Defense Coordinator, Prosecution Set To Throw A Rock Dottie Set To Take The Stand
Bellefonte, PA -The second week in the 52 count indictment trial of Gerald Sandusky began today with the prosecution reducing Sandusky’s 52 pick-up to 51.
Victim 7 allegations involved in 4 of the counts against Sandusky was past the statute of limitations prior to 1997 for only one of the 4 allegations.
The prosecution rested its case following a gripping and heart wrenching testimony from the mother of a victim who had extensive stomach issues at the ages of 15-17 and would frequently discard bloody underwear following an involuntary sodomy encounter with Sandusky. “I dealt with it”, he said.
Coordinating His Defense
Starting today, Sandusky suits up and gets off the bench. Perhaps literally.
Sandusky Attorney Joseph Amendola alluded in his opening statement his client would testify.
The PA Attorney General’s Office contacting NBC Friday for an authenticated transcript of Jer’s interview with Bob Costas, appearing on Rock Center with Brian Williams last Friday seems to confirm the possibility.
Among the edited and un-aired version of the televised but edited interview are some of Sandusky’s “hooked on histrionics” examples.
Sandusky: ”I’m a very passionate person in terms of trying to make a difference in the lives of some young people,” Sandusky said in the interview. “I worked very hard to try to connect with them. To make them feel good about themselves. To be something significant in their lives. Maybe this gets misinterpreted, has gotten depending on. … I know a lot of young people where it hasn’t. I have worked with many, many young people where there has been no misinterpretation of my actions and I have made a very significant difference in their lives.”
Costas : “But isn’t what you’re just describing the classic MO of many pedophiles?” he asked. “And that is that they gain the trust of young people, they don’t necessarily abuse every young person. There were hundreds, if not thousands of young boys you came into contact with, but there are allegations that at least eight of them were victimized. Many people believe there are more to come. So it’s entirely possible that you could’ve helped young boy A in some way that was not objectionable while horribly taking advantage of young boy B, C, D and E. Isn’t that possible?”
Sandusky : “Well — you might think that. I don’t know. In terms of — my relationship with so many, many young people. I would — I would guess that there are many young people who would come forward. Many more young people who would come forward and say that my methods and — and what I had done for them made a very positive impact on their life. And I didn’t go around seeking out every young person for sexual needs that I’ve helped. There are many that I didn’t have — I hardly had any contact with who I have helped in many, many ways.”
The excerpts that were edited and unaired during the “Rock” interview clearly confront the issues within the indictment in place at the time. Bob Costas was not shy in forming his questions which were also well researched.
So the question becomes- why did NBC edit and withhold what will be construed as damning testimony?
Were there agreements between Jerry Sandusky via his lawyer Joseph Amendola and Bob Costas?
I doubt that highly, but if there was, you can bet it will be uncovered if the transcript is going to be used by the prosecution- which it will.
Judge Cleland Rides the Rail
In a surprise revelation outside of the presence of the jury yesterday, The Honorable Judge Cleland made both sides aware he had his doubts about the evidentiary burden bull’s-eye on the prosecution going into trial and has really only been slight shifted on the fence with enough testimony and evidence presented during the prosecution’s case in chief to meet the threshold for juror deliberation under Pennsylvania law, which is stupid, according to Deadspin.
Are Judge Cleland’s comments incongruent with his rulings on motions to date? You betcha.
Stupid is as stupid does as I always say in honor of my friend Forest, but then again, I never had a friend named Greanleaf.
Senator Stewart Greenleaf, a Duquene alumni and 2005 fellow commission member to Cynthia Baldwin and Attorney General Tom Corbett on the Pennsylvania Courts and the Commission for Justice Initiatives held up the bill immediately after the grand jury was meeting in this case, according to Philadelphia Weekly’s Tara Murtha- “he had problems with it.”
As it sat gathering dust, state Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, offered various tone-deaf reasons for the stall.
In December, to the surprise of both of the bill’s sponsors, Greenleaf told PW he needed to “fine-tune” the legislation. In February, Patriot-News reporter Sara Ganim, who broke the Sandusky story, wrote that the reason for the delay was that “Greenleaf wants to make sure any bill allows for the defense to bring an expert into court, too.”
After more pressure from groups like Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, HB1264 finally passed out of committee on March 27—but it still isn’t law and, with a 60-day effective date along with the news today that the trial will not be delayed again, it will not be in effect during the Sandusky trial.
Cynthia Baldwin is the pending former counsel and Board Of Trust member for Penn State University who has recently hired her own attorney following a lawsuit filed by fired former Nittany President Graham Spanier to access emails so he does not end up in the perjury pool with colleagues Curley and Schultz. I mean, so he can refresh his recollection which is apparently in conflict to prior statements Mr. Spanier has allegedly made. Baldwin accompanied both Schultz and Curley to their respective trips in front of the grand jury. Mr. Greenleaf’s Son Stewart Jr is the Montgomery County controller.
Tim Curley and Gary Schultz are currently awaiting trial on perjury charges stemming from their grand jury testimony which resulted in the current Sandusky indictment.
Despite Senator Greenleaf’s recent turning over a new one in finally passing the bill through, the creepy love letters the prosecution introduced into evidence during the testimony of the first witness have allowed the defense to provide an expert to explain those writings are from an individual with histrionic disorder.
In order for the prosecution to be in a position to cross examine the defense expert as well as rebut or impeach any testimony, Cleland ordered Sandusky to undergo a Psychological Evaluation on the very befitting Father’s Day.
It is likely among the topics of discussion during the prosecutions cross of the defense expert will be the fact that although published in the Diagnosis of Mental Disorders, it will not be included in its next publication.
The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (due out in 2013, and known as DSM-5) has eliminated five of the 10 personality disorders that are listed in the current edition. Narcissistic personality disorder is the most well-known of the five, and its absence has caused the most stir in professional circles.
The currently awaiting “law status” PA bill signed into law will not be usable during the Sandusky trial so the scope of the expert’s testimony will be limited to the letters, not applicable to Me. Sandusky’s guilt or innocence in the accused crimes.
Will He Or Won’t He?
While many legal analysts disagree on whether or not Jerry Sandusky will take the stand in his own defense following what has been described as a “Tsunami of evidence” .
It is this author’s belief he absolutely has to testify on his behalf if he is to have any chance at an acquittal or more in the realm of reality, a mistrial.
Will at least one of the jurors be “Touched” by Jerry Sandusky’s own words in his defense of the charges against him? It would seem Sandusky’s defense coordinator background has not left him.
Only one hold out is his fumblerooski. Dottie Sandusky set to take the stand today.
The jury may begin deliberations by the end of the week.
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