Yearly Archives: 2012

Last of the Sandusky Prosecution Witnesses

More disturbing testimony from the last three victim witness. Here are some of my sketches: Sandusky120614_vic6





Patriot-News story here.


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Sandusky Trial Day Three

Making so much progress that the Commonwealth is expected to rest its case by Friday. Today we heard from three more victims, Mike McQueary’s father and a janitor at Penn State, as well as heard portion of Bob Costas’ interview with Jerry Sandusky.

It is so late, and I’m so beat I’ll just post the rest of the sketches : Sandusky130613_McQueary_Sr






Reuters story here.


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More Moving Testimony At Sandusky Trial

An eighteen year-old, known as “Victim #1”, gave emotional testimony today. Sandusky120612_vic
Hearing him describe the abuse and the shame he suffered was not easy… Sandusky120612_weep
……and under cross-examination he lost it momentarily. Sandusky120612_Dersham
The next witness was from child protective services. Sandusky120612_McQueary
Then came Mike McQueary………. Sandusky120612wide_McQueary
……..who told about seeing Sandusky with a young boy in the shower at Penn State. Sandusky120612_McQueary2

WaPo story here.



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Intense First Day at the Sandusky Trial

Opening statements followed by disturbing testimony from “Victim #4”, and and agressive an agressive cross-examintation that probably helped the prosecution.

Here are the day’s sketches from Bellefonte, Penn. Sandusky120611_McGettigan







NYT story here.

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We Have A Jury

Jury selection completed in record time. Opening statements and testimony to begin on Monday. Sandusky120606wideIn the sketch above Jerry Sandusky rises slighly from his chair as he is identified for a group of prospective jurors. Below are the rest of today’s sketches. Sandusky120606_Jerry_1



Sara Ganim’s closer look here.

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Swift Pace at Sandusky Jury Selection

This morning there was speculation about the need to bring in jurors from neighboring counties if enough qualified jurors could not be found in the present pool, but by the end of the day nine jurors had already been picked and and each side had only two or three strikes left. That means it’s likely we will have our twelve jurors and four alternates sometime tomorrow, or Thursday at the latest. Sandusky120605_judge




And finally …..Sandusky120605sketch_deer

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The Fabulist Justice Scalia

Reading his opinion in a mortgage-settlement kickback case, Freeman v. Quicken Loans, Justice Scalia went to Aesop’s fables to illustrate a point.

“Aesop’s fable would be just as wryly humorous if the lion’s claim to the entirety of the kill he hunted in partnership with less ferocious animals had been translated into English as the “lion’s portion” instead of the lion’s share,” he wrote.


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McNamee Starting To Sweat

After five days on the witness stand Brian McNamee was looking pretty bad, at one point loosening his tie and pulling his collar away from his neck. The picture of defeat.


McNamee will return to face more questioning on Monday, but now the judge has imposed a time limit on witnesses so it should be his last day on the stand.


AP story here.

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Cross-Examination Of McNamee Continues

Roger Clemens lawyer, Rusty Hardin, hammered and chipped away at Brian McNamee on the fourth day of his testimony, nineteen hours so far. His exhaustive scattershot examination does seem to be working. McNamee has admitted to minimizing the truth and outright lying to investigators.

Below are a couple more sketches from today’s testimony.

Hardin put up a photo of Roger and Debbie Clemens that appeared in the 2003 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

On the screen is the cover of McNamee’s unpublished book, “Death, Taxes and Mac”

AP story here.

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Second Day of McNamee Testimony

Yesterday I was at the ready, pencil in hand, to catch that dramatic moment when Brian McNamee would point out the defendant, Roger Clemens, to the jury, but it never happened. Today, though, just as I was telling my colleague, fellow sketch artist Bill Hennessy, that we weren’t going to get the money shot…it happened.

We also got to see a photo of the Yankee Stadium jacuzzi. One of many locations were McNamee said he injected Clemens with HGH.

Finally, with only a half hour left in the day, the defense began its cross-examination. Rusty Hardin questioned McNamee about a tie he wore when he testified before the grand jury. The tie had an advertisement on it promoting a friend’s business.

Not sure what the point was except McNamee had the bad taste to take advantage of a media event.

McNamee of course said he chose that particular tie because his other tie was wrinkled.

AP story here.


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