WJACTV.COM :: Dottie Sandusky Stand in Husband’s Defense
BELLEFONTE – WJACTV.com is reporting that Dottie Sandusky is on the witness stand in defense of her husband, who is charged with 51 criminal counts for alleged sexual assaults on 10 boys over a 15-year span.
Former Penn State University coach Jerry Sandusky, 68, has denied the allegations against him and his attorney has suggested the accusers have financial motives.
Dottie Sandusky is not charged in the case. She has stood by her husband, posting his bail, accompanying him to court proceedings and issuing a statement in December that proclaimed his innocence and said that accusers were making up their stories. One witness has already testified that he was attacked the Sanduskys’ basement and once tried to cry out for help when she was upstairs. Her initial remarks during the start of her testimony Tuesday focused on how she and her husband met.
It was still unknown as of Tuesday afternoon if Sandusky himself would testify. When defense attorney Joe Amendola entered the courthouse Tuesday morning, he said everyone should “stay tuned” to find out if the former Penn State assistant coach will take the stand in his high-profile trial.
Amendola said the case is like a soap opera, comparing it to “General Hospital” and “All My Children.”
Elliot Atkins, a psychologist, testified on Tuesday about evidence that Sandusky allegedly has “histrionic personality disorder” before jurors. The psychiatric condition that explain his letters and other alleged grooming of victims, the defense says.
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