BELLEFTONTE – According to WJACTV.com, a pool of more than 200 Centre County residents is being whittled down as the long anticipated process of finding an impartial jury for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial got underway.
Despite all the concerns about picking a local jury, the day ended with nine jurors being selected.
The panel will include 12 jurors and four alternates.
Jerry Sandusky walked into the courthouse in Bellefonte with his attorney Joe Amendola.
He sat through a good portion of the questioning.
Sandusky laughed at some of the judge’s jokes, but put his head down when Judge John Cleland told jurors the nature of the charges.
Those jurors received some good news when the judge told them they will not be sequestered for the trial which could last several weeks.
Around 240 of the summoned 600 residents showed up this morning for jury selection.
Extra chairs were set up in Courtroom One.
Judge Cleland started by asking for a raise of hands from potential jurors who are connected to Penn State or know the Sandusky family.
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