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  • ** FILE ** Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing boys, speaks to the media at the Centre County Courthouse after a bail conditions hearing in Bellefonte, Pa., on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Ex-Penn State coach asks for postponement of sex-abuse trial

    Jerry Sandusky's lawyer on Wednesday asked for a delay in the former Penn State assistant football coach's child sex-abuse trial, saying he needed more time to prepare and still was waiting for disclosure of prosecution material.


  • Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State University assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing boys, is accompanied by wife Dottie as he arrives Thursday at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. (Associated Press)

    Sandusky attorney not optimistic of charges dismissal

    Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's lawyer said after a short pretrial hearing Thursday that he expected the presiding judge to soon dismiss defense motions to have the child sexual abuse charges thrown out, but he hoped he would let them be refiled after more evidence is disclosed by prosecutors.


  • ** FILE ** Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing boys, speaks to the media at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., after a bail conditions hearing on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Judge denies Sandusky's bid for more particulars

    The judge in former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse case said Tuesday that a defense request for more information regarding when and where the alleged crimes occurred is moot because prosecutors have said they cannot produce additional detail.


  • ** FILE ** Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing boys, speaks to the media at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, after a bail hearing. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Judge hears arguments on Sandusky pretrial info

    A judge heard arguments Monday but opted not to rule immediately on how much information former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky should get in advance of his trial on child sex abuse charges.


  • ** FILE ** In this Dec. 13, 2011, photo, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for a preliminary hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Pa. judge to consider Sandusky jury, bail issues

    Jerry Sandusky walked out of a courthouse Friday where a judge was considering whether to let him see his relatives and friends while he awaits trial on child sex-abuse charges and told reporters Friday he felt people have turned on him.


  • Sandusky seeks jurors near home

    Jerry Sandusky's lawyer filed court paperwork Wednesday arguing that jurors in his child sex abuse trial should be chosen from the community where he lives and suggesting that a trial delay might be the best way to address the intense publicity generated by the case.


  • Attorney general requests out-of-county jury for Sandusky trial

    Pretrial publicity and Penn State's prominent role in its local community mean Jerry Sandusky's criminal trial should be heard by jurors brought in from another Pennsylvania county, prosecutors argued in a motion filed Tuesday. Sandusky's lawyer said he would fight the proposal.


  • ** FILE ** Jerry Sandusky (left), the former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing boys, arrives with his wife, Dottie, at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky waives hearing

    Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky opted against a preliminary hearing in his child molestation case, sparing his accusers from making their claims in a packed courtroom Tuesday but still vowing, in his attorney's words, to "fight to the death."


  • New judge assigned in Penn St. sex-abuse case

    A new judge was assigned to handle Jerry Sandusky's child sex-abuse charges on Wednesday as a lawyer for a boy who accuses the former Penn State assistant football coach of abuse took aim at his televised defense.


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