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Day: June 11, 2012

Victim 4 Completes Testimony, Second Mile Program Director Testifies

Amendola began the second half of his questioning of Victim 4 by asking if anyone ever witnessed he and Sandusky in the shower. He said that occasionally, other coaches would be in the shower, but not when abuse occurred. "There was a time I thought maybe Tom Bradley was suspicious of something, so he stayed in the shower until we were finished," Victim 4 said.

Victim 4 Cross-Examined [Graphic Language]

After a short recess for technical difficulties, Victim 4 continued to be questioned by Joe McGettigan. More of Sandusky's love letters were shown on a projector, including one where he says, “I pretend many things, but I can’t pretend my feelings for you.” Other letters were also shown where Sandusky speaks in the third person, saying “Jerry became attatched to [Victim 4] and always will be.”

“Victim 4” Testifies on Day One [Graphic Language]

The prosecution called their first witness to the stand, known as "Victim 4" in the Grand Jury presentment. Victim 4 met Sandusky through The Second Mile when he was 12 or 13 in 1996 or 1997. He claims that he was subjected to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault by Sandusky. Most of the alleged abuse occurred on campus, but Victim 4 also traveled with Sandusky to bowl games.

Day One: Joe Amendola Delivers Opening Statement

After Joe McGettigan delivered the prosecution's opening remarks this morning, Sandusky's main counsel Joe Amendola had his turn.

Amendola began by admitting to the jury, “This is a daunting task. I’ll be honest with you, I’m not sure how to approach it.” He compared his job of representing Sandusky as "David and Goalith" or "climbing Mount Everest," claiming that the media has already labeled the accusers as victims.

Morning Update: Jerry Sandusky Trial Opening Arguments

It has begun.

A little after 9:00 a.m. this morning in the Centre County Courthouse, nestled in sleepy Victorian Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, one of the most anticipated trials in Pennsylvania history got underway as Jerry Sandusky faces 52 counts of sexual abuse from 10 different accusers.

New Evidence Could Put Spanier in Hot Water

As the Jerry Sandusky trial gets underway this morning, a national NBC News report with new evidence could result in charges against former Penn State President Graham Spanier.

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