HARRISBURG, Pa. — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky wants jurors in his child sex abuse trial to be chosen from the community where he lives.
Attorney Joe Amendola filed court documents Wednesday opposing a request by the state attorney general's office to bring in out-of-county jurors.
Amendola says publicity about Sandusky's case has been so pervasive that jurors from other counties will also have been saturated with news coverage. The filings also suggested that a trial delay might be the best way to address the case's intense publicity.
Prosecutors said Wednesday that selecting jurors from the State College area would put them in "an extremely difficult if not impossible position."
Sandusky is accused of abusing 10 boys over 15 years. He denies the allegations.