Sanduskys Last Stand

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 9:50am

Defense expected to wrap up today in sexual abuse trial of Jerry Sandusky.

The defense is expected to rest in the Jerry Sandusky case today.

If the former Penn State coach takes the stand in his own defense, it will happen this morning.

On Tuesday attorneys on both sides questioned a parade of defense witnesses who praised Jerry Sandusky's character and probed his mental state.

The most anticipated testimony, however, came from the woman who has spent 45 years by Sandusky's side.

As a potential witness, Dottie Sandusky could not attend the trial which will determine whether her husband goes to prison or remains a free man, but but on Tuesday she took the stand, denying any awareness of the crimes of which he's accused.

Sandusky is charged with molesting ten boys over 15-years.

Several accusers testified Dottie Sandusky was nearby in the Sandusky home when her husband abused them.

She told jurors she never saw or heard anything.

On cross examination, when asked why eight accusers and an independent witness would lie about her husband, Dottie Sandusky said, "I don't know what it would be for."

The defense has a theory, which is shared by a small group of Sandusky's supporters: They're out for money.

Earlier, a defense expert said Jerry Sandusky suffers from Histrionic Personality Disorder, which might explain why the former coach wrote an unusual love letter to one of his accusers.

A prosecution expert disagreed with that assessment.

As Sandusky arrived at court this morning it still unknown if he will take the stand in his own defense.

The jury could have the case as early as tomorrow afternoon.
 

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