Joe Amendola said that Jerry Sandusky’s conviction means that he will essentially be serving a life sentence in prison.
Sandusky was found guilty of 45 counts of child sex abuse out of the 48 he was charged with.
He said that Sandusky’s defense team will file post sentence motions as well as a continuance request.
Amendola said that the prosecution handled the case very professionally.
He said that the media had convicted Sandusky early on in the case.
“We had a tidal wave of opinion against Jerry Sandusky,” Amendola said.
Amendola said that he thought Sandusky would get his best chance at a “fair shake” from a Centre county jury.” Adding that it was a privilege to work with Senior Judge John Cleland.
He said that Sandusky intended to testify, and up until late Thursday evening, he planned to take the stand. He said that the Commonwealth said they would call Matt Sandusky as a rebuttal witness if he were to take the stand, so they decided against it.
It would most certainly result in a conviction had Matt testified against Jerry, Amendola said. He said that it would have “absolutely destroyed his chances at acquittal.”
“The Sandusky family is very disappointed,” he said.