Sandusky's lawyer asks to delay trial date

May, 9, 2012
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Jerry Sandusky's lawyer has asked to push back the trial date for the former Penn State assistant after prosecutors presented new evidence in the case.

Joe Amendola wrote in a court filing Wednesday that he needs significantly more time to investigate new information and prepare for the trial. Amendola wrote that he's still waiting to receive information from prosecutors about the child sex abuse charges filed against Sandusky.

Jury selection was set to begin June 5, and Judge John Cleland has expressed reluctance about pushing back the trial.

Amendola's request comes after a very busy Tuesday in the cases against Sandusky and two former Penn State officials charged with perjury. A prosecution document was filed online and mistakenly revealed the name of one of Sandusky's young accusers. The document later was taken down and re-posted without the name. Monday, prosecutors said the alleged shower incident involving Sandusky and a young boy took place a year earlier than they first claimed.

This hasn't been a good week for the state prosecutors, and it's pretty clear the drama around this case isn't going away any time soon.


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