Sandusky's Trial Still on as Scheduled

, The Legal Intelligencer


A squall of rumors that Jerry Sandusky may be accepting a plea deal calmed Wednesday as the judge presiding over the embattled coach's court proceedings revealed that a private meeting among the defense, prosecutors and the judge late Tuesday was nothing more than a conference to settle another defense motion to push the trial back.

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  • Jeff Spangler

    Any plea deal that _didn't_ reflect an effective life sentence would be an abdication of the Commonwealth's prosecutorial responsibility to accept a bargain which is within the range a judge would likely impose after a guilty verdict. The evidence seems to be strong enough to survive dismissal motions and get to a jury. Let it go.

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