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Continuing Beta Theta Pi Preliminary Hearing

Back in Bellefonte last week for two more days of preliminary hearing into the death of Penn State frat house pledge Timothy Piazza. Not an easy assignment. Not because of the challenge of drawing the ornate courtroom crowded with multiple

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The Last Hours Of Timothy Piazza

  A preliminary hearing began yesterday for members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Penn State charged in the death Timothy Piazza. Piazza was one of the pledges made to run a gantlet of drinking stations on the night

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A Common Theme?

The week before last – time flies, I’ve been busy – I went on the road to cover two hearings a few hundred miles apart though in some ways alike. Both defendants were at one time coaches, and both are suspected

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Sandusky Sentenced

Here are my sketches from the sentencing of Jerry Sandusky in Bellefonte, Pa. Tuesday. A little late in posting them, but better late…. Sara Ganim’s story here.  

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Sandusky Verdict

The first three sketches were done as the verdict was read in the courtroom . . . .  . . . . and are pretty sketchy. It was late and, apart from Sandusky, there was alot of emotion. This last

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Sandusky Closing Arguments

Today the jury in the Sandusky trial heard closing arguments from the lawyers, and was charged by the judge. The sketches are below. Reuters story here.  

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Defense Rests

After tesimony from four witnesses today defense attorney Joe Amendola announced, “the defense rests”. Jerry Sandusky, who had been expected to testify, never took the stand. Here are the rest of today’s sketches: Reuters story here.

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Dottie Sandusky, Mental Health Experts & Troopers Testify

A very busy day at the Sandusky trial with much testimony from many witnesses, all of them eclipsed by Dottie Sandusky taking the stand at the end of the day. Posted here are some of today’s sketches in the order,

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One Last Witness for the Prosecution

The Commonwealth called one more witness before resting its case against Jerry Sandusky.  The witness, the mother of “Victim #9”, became visibly upset as she told the court how she regretted encouraging her son to spend time with Sandusky unaware

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Last of the Sandusky Prosecution Witnesses

More disturbing testimony from the last three victim witness. Here are some of my sketches:  Patriot-News story here.  

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