In a hearing that lasted only a little over 15 minutes, Jerry Sandusky's attorney told presiding Senior Judge John Cleland he will re-enter the motions to dismiss Sandusky's charges at a more "appropriate" time.
At the hearing, defense attorney Joe Amendola asked Cleland to dismiss many of his filed motions without prejudice, including his motion to dismiss charges. On March 22, Amendola filed a 95-page document arguing that prosecutors did not provide the defense with enough information about each boy Sandusky is charged with abusing.
In a press conference after the hearing, Amendola said he also expects Cleland to dismiss his claim that the statute of limitations had expired in the case. But, he will bring the issue up later and said the motions are still “live issues.”
Cleland said the motions are premature –– citing an ongoing investigation that has led to a lack of evidence that has been presented.
Amendola withdrew other motions, stating at the press conference after the hearing that the issues had already been worked out between the prosecution and the defense.
After the hearing, the prosecution and Amendola conferred with Cleland to schedule dates when evidence that will be introduced during the trial must be given to Sandusky's defense attorneys before the trial's start, scheduled for June 5.
Amendola said at the press conference after the hearing that he believes it will take a “monumental” issue to delay the hearing again.
And after the press conference, Deputy Attorney General Joe McGettigan said prosecutors are anticipating the trial.
“We hope that one day the defendant is confronted by a boy that he victimized," he said. "That's the day that we look forward to."
Karl Rominger, a defense attorney from Harrisburg, was officially entered as part of the former assistant football coach's defense team before the hearing began. This will give him access to all pre-trial discovery materials and evidence that he was not given when he was just assisting with the case.
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