Winner 2013 Webby Awards for Best Political Website
Top Banner, Site wide
Apr 16, 2014

 Choose a size
Text Size

Top Leaderboard, Site wide

A Victory Lap for Obamacare




Paul Robeson: A Life


Truthdig Bazaar

PAPERS ON WAR

By Daniel Ellsberg

Reckless Endangerment

Reckless Endangerment

By Gretchen Morgenson, Joshua Rosner
$17.04

more items

 
Ear to the Ground

Sandusky May Testify During His Trial

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Jun 11, 2012
Screenshot

Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Pennsylvania court where his trial is being held.

Former Penn State assistant football coach and pedophile suspect Jerry Sandusky may take the stand in his own defense, his lawyers hinted as his trial began Monday. Sandusky is charged with 52 counts of sexual abuse. The trial is expected to last three weeks.

ABC News:

Defense attorney Joseph Amendola said today in an opening statement that Sandusky, 68, would tell the jury about how his own experiences growing up explained some of his alleged behavior.

“It was routine for people to get in the showers in Jerry’s culture. He’s going to tell you later, it was routine for individuals to take showers together,” Amendola said.

Sandusky’s defense team also filed a motion to allow evidence that he has histrionic personality disorder, a condition that would explain some of his behavior as well as letters he wrote to his alleged victims. The disorder, his lawyer claimed in a court document, will show that his actions were not attempts to “groom” young boys for sexual seduction, as the prosecution has claimed.

Read more

—Posted by Tracy Bloom.

 

More Below the Ad

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Newsletter

sign up to get updates


 
 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.