Jerry Sandusky’s defense attorneys are looking to admit his own autobiography into evidence as well as testimonies from former Penn State officials, according to court documents. The attorneys also want to show that Sandusky's behavior is consistent with someone who has Histrionic Personality Disorder.
Karl Rominger filed this morning to admit Sandusky’s entire book — titled “Touched” — saying that if prosecutors plan to admit any part of the book, the entire book should be entered into evidence.
Rominger wrote in the motion that admitting the entire book, or at least full chapters, will “contextualize the quotes and avoid misleading characterizations.”
Also filed this morning by Rominger was a motion to admit the grand jury testimonies of former President Graham Spanier, former Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz into evidence. Rominger wrote that Curley and Schultz will, and Spanier is expected to, invoke their right against self-incrimination and not testify in the case.
Curley and Schultz are each charged with perjury and failure to report suspected abuse. No charges were filed against Spanier as of 11 a.m. Monday.
Rominger also filed a motion this morning asking a judge to allow an expert rebuttal in the case -- writing that an expert will testify Sandusky's letters to people who say he abused them are consistent with someone with Histrionic Personality Disorder.
Rominger wrote prosecutors will likely use these letters to prove a "grooming" pattern. The defense hopes to stifle these claims by proving that "the goal of a person suffering from this disorder in writing those letters would not necessarily be to groom or sexually consummate a relationship in a critical manner, but rather to satisfy the needs of a psyche belabored by the needs of such a disorder."