Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says a local
jury would be no more or less biased against him in his child sex abuse
trial than a jury from anywhere else in Pennsylvania. Sandusky
attorney’s requested a State College area jury hear the case.
Prosecutors oppose the use of a local jury, saying an out-of-county jury
would be more fair because of the media attention and close ties . It’s
in the judge’s hands now who promised a quick ruling on the jury issue
and also tightening or loosening Sandusky’s bail restrictions. The
attorney general’s office wants him confined to the inside of his home
while on house arrest awaiting trial, while the defense asked that he be
allowed out occasionally to help with the case. Sandusky is also asking
for permission to see his Grandchildren. A tentative trial date of May
14 has been set for the sexual assault case.