Jury selection completed in record time. Opening statements and testimony to begin on Monday. In 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.
Sara Ganim’s closer look here.
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.
And finally …..
Not much happened in the courtroom during the twenty minute hearing. Judge Cleland later met with the lawyers in chambers to discuss scheduling. The shorter the hearing the harder rhe drawing.
You can read about it here.
Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary gave public testimony for the first time yesterday to a packed Dauphin County courtroom in Harrisburg.
Questioned by Deputy DA Bruce Beemer, McQueary told the court that he saw Jerry Sandusky having sex with a young boy in the locker room showers.
He described hearing a “rhythmic, slapping sound” and saw Sandusky standing behind a boy in the shower “having some sort of intercourse with him”.
The defendants are two Penn State administrators, Gary Schultz and Tim Curley, who are charged with lying to a grand jury about what was reported to them. Neither ever reported the incident to police.
McQueary’s father, John, also testified. His son called him shortly after witnessing the assault and they also discussed in person what to do about it. “I’m now in the position to say Gary Schultz did nothing about it,” John McQueary testified.
NYT story is here.
In a crowded ornate courtroom Jerry Sandusky told Judge Robert E. Scott that he wished to waive the preliminary hearing where some of his accusers were prepared to testify.
These are a few sketches from his short appearance in court.
And you can read about it here.