Sandusky case judge schedules Monday court hearing

March 6, 2012 1:07 pm

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The judge overseeing Jerry Sandusky's criminal trial wants lawyers to appear before him early next week to debate how much information prosecutors should have to disclose to the defense.

Judge John Cleland on Tuesday scheduled a hearing on a request by Sandusky's attorney. The defense wants details about the allegations that might help prepare a defense based on an alibi, the statute of limitations, double jeopardy or some other grounds.

Judge Cleland's two-paragraph order says argument will start at 11 a.m. Monday in the Centre County courthouse in Bellefonte.

Mr. Sandusky, 68, awaits trial on 52 criminal counts that involve 10 boys over 15 years. He denies the allegations.

Judge Cleland wants trial to begin with jury selection on May 14, although the sides still have to work out pretrial issues.

First Published 2012-03-06 12:08:53

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