Jerry Sandusky to Appeal Convictions, Placed on Suicide Watch

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Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky will be appealing his convictions on dozens of counts of child sexual abuse, his defense team says.

After a trial that featured graphic testimony from eight victims, jurors late Friday found Jerry Sandusky guilty on 45 of the 48 sexual abuse counts.

The eight victims, now young men, testified that they were boys when Sandusky forced them to engage in sexual acts over the course of 15 years.

Jerry Sandusky Photograph

After being found guilty, Sandusky, 68, was taken immediately to the jail in Centre County, Pa. He will be sentenced officially in about 90 days.

He likely will be sentenced to serve the rest of his life behind bars.

Sandusky's defense team plans to file a motion for appeal, claiming he had ineffective counsel, based on lawyer Joe Amendola talking to the media.

A linchpin of the appeal will also be prosecutor Joe McGettigan's statements during his closing argument, when he told jurors that Jerry Sandusky could have proclaimed his innocence during an interview with Bob Costas on NBC.

That violates Sandusky's right to post-arrest trial silence, his camp argues.

His attorneys will also ask the judge to sentence Sandusky to concurrent sentences, with the maximum of 20 years. For 45 convictions? Fat chance.

His own adopted son, Matt Sandusky, has accused Jerry of the same thing. It's possible an appellate court will throw out all objections on the basis of the testimony being too overwhelming to have warranted any other outcome.

As of Saturday, Sandusky was placed on suicide watch in jail, according to reports. This does not mean that Sandusky is necessarily suicidal, but the judge wanted "to put the precautions in place first and then evaluate later."

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Eyeslikelighting you are on the right track. However, it would cheaper just to take him out back to the nearest tree w/rope.

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the following link if you cut and paste it shows Jerry having sex with a boy http://youtu.be/5oltmknb3Q4

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Let the creep rot in general population jail for whatever is left of his life. Maybe he will need to become a girlfriend for other inmates. He likes to fondle and poke boys, not be fondled and poked by other men! Several would hold him down and take turns, and guards, look the other way! Far from sufficient payback but, added value to living on the "inside" from here forward! If only he'd been outed a long time ago. And, yes, his wife had to know what he was up to. There is no accounting for her so-called "love" and consequent covering up of such a monster. She preferred to stay with the cash cow for her own materialistic comfort. She should be tried for her collusion, serve some time and then be cut off from any financial gain from assets liquidation.

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Who gives a fuck if this piece of shit kills himself? Think of the money it would save the state of Pennsylvania by not having to feed this beast. He should be given a choice of a butcher knife or a noose and encouraged to end it all.

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I've always been a strong advocate of castration in cases like these. Let him sing soprano in the prison church choir. Chalk it up as rehab!

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Whats the point? How are you gonna punish that guy? Send him to a womens prison?

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Jerry Sandusky mercilessly taunted during his first night in jail as inmates sing a Pink Floyd song to him all night long. http://wp.me/p2PhR-1UP

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I originally felt bad for the wife. Until it came out about their son. How could she not know or suspect something? Was she just in denial? Ihope he rots in there. And i agree, no special area for perverts, put him w the general population!

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Forget the suicide watch.... he is too arrogant to kill himself!

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I'm with you (jealous much?) His so called clueless wife deserves something too!!

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