Penn State and Jerry Sandusky: Asking for Dismissal of Charges Is Ludicrous
As we inch closer and closer to an April 5 court proceeding on the Jerry Sandusky court case, his lawyer Joe Amendola is trying to pull off the impossible.
As you may remember, Sandusky is the former Penn State defensive coordinator and is accused of allegedly molesting several young children over a long time period. There is a 200-plus page case against Sandusky, that includes a total of 10 victims.
"We raised a number of issues that we thought were pertinent for various reasons," said his lawyer, Joe Amendola, according to The Associated Press. "But the judge will have to decide that. We'll see what happens."
Sandusky's co-counsel in this case also believes that this entire case built around his client can be thrown out as well.
“As you know, the judge sort of hinted the other day at the bill of particulars hearing that if the government didn't have additional information, it could lead to the filing of the motion,” Rominger said, according to CBS 21 (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania CBS affiliate).
There are many reasons they feel so strongly about this case. For one, they would like to prevent prosecutors from using the material they found in a June search of Sandusky's home at trial. They claim that the home search was done illegally.
They also believe that the charges from victim two in the report can be thrown out because there is no identity to this person. Everything is being based off of a testimony of former wide receivers coach Mike McQueary and what he allegedly saw.
Amendola also says that the interviews between a Penn State police detective in 1998 should not be used in court because Sandusky was never read his Miranda rights.
“My big concern in this case is this: it's sort of like a case of amnesia,” Rominger explained. “We all claim to be accusers, that something happened to us, but we can't tell you when, where or how.”
Rominger also says that he's working on getting the contact information from the alleged victims because they're simply using money as the motivation for these false allegations.
“I believe we already have an affidavit of at least one witness, who has heard one of the accusers talking about what they're going to buy when they get their money,” Rominger commented.
Maybe all of this is true and Sandusky is just the unluckiest man on the face of the planet. But there's simply no way this doesn't go trial. The man is accused of 52 sex-abuse counts, there's no way all of those will be dismissed no matter how much evidence you have.
If he ends up getting acquitted by a jury of his peers, that's fine, but that's likely the only way this case is going to end. Throwing a Hail Mary pass is worth a shot, but the chance of it actually being completed isn't very high.
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