Jerry Sandusky Trial: Prosecution To Rest Case Early As Troubling Testimony Continues

The state is prepared to rest its case against former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky well ahead of schedule, judge John Cleland announced Thursday. A move meant to express the prosecution's confidence in its case, perhaps, despite a lack of any "smoking gun" or any more major surprise evidence?

It's a case that's only gotten more and more convincing, especially with Cleland's admission of hearsay testimony by former Penn State janitor Jim Calhoun, who can't testify due to suffering from dementia. As Dan Wetzel describes the scene, defense attorney Joe Amendola was unprepared for the testimony and struggled mightily to counter it, as Calhoun and his associates have no hypothetical financial motive whatsoever.

As their case wraps, yet another accuser -- "Victim 6" -- accused Sandusky of sexual assault in vivid detail. He said his mother went to law enforcement, but was unable to get an investigation started. A police detective said that encounter alone should've resulted in charges for Sandusky.

For more on Nittany Lions football, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire, SB Nation Pittsburgh and SB Nation Philly.

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