Sandusky Waives Right to Preliminary Hearing
Around 8:30 a.m. news broke that Jerry Sandusky has decided to waive his right to a preliminary hearing. There will be no more legal proceedings today as the case will proceed directly to court with arraignment scheduled for January 11th. Sandusky will remain on house arrest with electronic monitoring.
Slade McLaughlin, the attorney for Victim 1, spoke to reporters following the waived hearing. He stated “It’s clear Joe Amendola has no intention to go to trial. This was a great inconvenience for everybody.”
In all, eleven witnesses were prepared to take the stand today. Witnesses were being held at an undisclosed location, and the plan was to transport them individually to the court house during different times of the day. They only found out this morning that their testimony would not be required.
Update 11:38 a.m. – Joe Amendola has waived his client’s arraignment, originally scheduled for January 11. It is unknown the next time Sandusky will appear in court.