There were audible gasps in a courtroom in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania Tuesday as one of the most anticipated hearings ended in less than one minute.
Accused child molester and former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky waived his right to a preliminary court hearing, which means his case goes straight to trial.
Sandusky vowed to “stay the course, fight for four quarters” in his defense. Prosecutors said a plea deal is not in the works. Attorney Mark Boni, who is representing one of the ten men who claim that coach Sandusky molested them as children, called it a terrific decision because victims won’t have to relive their pain.
- Mike Sisak, who covers courts and Penn State for The Citizens Voice in Luzerne County, Pa.