Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Hearing scheduled for Sandusky lawyers to prove several allegations

Jerry Sandusky enters the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte on Monday. On Thursday, a new order was recorded ordering another hearing at 9 a.m. May 20. That is when Sandusky’s camp will have the chance to prove several of their allegations.
Jerry Sandusky enters the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte on Monday. On Thursday, a new order was recorded ordering another hearing at 9 a.m. May 20. That is when Sandusky’s camp will have the chance to prove several of their allegations. nmark@centredaily.com

Another hearing will happen for Jerry Sandusky this month.

The retired Penn State defensive coordinator was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse charges in 2012. Sandusky is pursuing a Post Conviction Relief Act petition in Centre County court.

On Monday, his attorneys argued in front of McKean County Senior Judge John Cleland that there was information critical to the appeal that could not be presented in court because it involved closed door discussions about grand juries with Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane in another court.

Cleland gave defense attorney Al Lindsay leave to file a witness certification for the AG.

On Thursday, a new order was recorded ordering another hearing at 9 a.m. May 20.

That is when Sandusky’s camp will have the chance to prove several of its allegations, including that prosecutor Joseph McGettigan lied when he said that the individual identified as Victim 2 was “known only to God,” that he knew that victim’s identity and that Sandusky’s previous defense attorney, Joe Amendola, knew McGettigan was lying.

Also up for proof are allegations that Barry Feudale, then the grand jury judge, withheld information, as did the Office of Attorney General, and that OAG leaked secret grand jury information.

The defense was also directed to submit a brief on the issue of whether the grand jury lacked “subject matter jurisdiction” in Sandusky’s case. That brief was to be submitted by May 20. The prosecution will have until May 27 to respond.

Lori Falce: 814-235-3910, @LoriFalce

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