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BELLEFONTE — Legal experts say the case against Jerry Sandusky could boil down to a simple question: Will jurors find credible the testimony by the young men who claim the former Penn State assistant coach sexually abused them?
The Sandusky trial is set to get under way on Tuesday morning, with jury selection in a central Pennsylvania courtroom.
The credibility of prosecution witnesses is always important, but it could be pivotal in this case, where the allegations date back years and there may be little or no forensic evidence.
Legal analysts say the fact there are multiple accusers might benefit the prosecution.
Mr. Sandusky, 68, faces charges he sexually abused 10 boys over 15 years, allegations he’s repeatedly denied.
Body of kidnapper goes unclaimed
MEMPHIS — Mississippi officials are trying to determine what to do with the body of a man who abducted two young Tennessee girls after he killed their mother and oldest sister.
Police believe Adam Mayes killed Jo Ann Bain and her 14-year-old daughter, Adrienne Bain, on April 27 in their home in Whiteville, Tenn. Bain’s two younger daughters were found and taken home after Mayes fatally shot himself when police tracked him down May 10 in Union County, Miss.
Mark Golding, the medical examiner for Union County, told WMC-TV that Mayes‘ family won’t accept the remains, which are currently located in the state crime lab in Jackson.
Mayes‘ wife and mother remain in jail in Hardeman County, Tenn., on charges related to the kidnapping and slayings.
• From wire dispatches and staff reports
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