Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Jerry Sandusky's Sick, Final Power Play

Jerry Sandusky's Sick, Final Power Play, Knowing he'd never be free again, the ex-Penn State coach decides to haunt his victims. Jerry Sandusky delivers one final hateful, haunting response to his victims, Jerry Sandusky wore bright red jail garb on Tuesday, looking like a quarterback in practice, untouchable and protected. Except Sandusky was about to get hit, a 30- to 60-year sentence coming from Judge John Cleland here at the Centre County Courthouse stemming from 45 guilty counts of sexual molestation. It's enough, given Pennsylvania's parole guidelines, to keep the 68-year-old Sandusky confined to prison for life.

Judge, defense and prosecution all agreed on that. "Realistically, even if Jerry was to survive the 30 years, he won't be released," said Sandusky's own attorney, Joe Amendola. Sandusky knew he was never going to be free again. He knew it that hot June night as the sheriff and a deputy hauled him away, a look of fright across his face, people shouting for him to rot in hell. Judging by his thinning frame, a result, his family said, of twice-a-day workouts in his isolation cell and a distaste for jail food, he's on his way to doing just that. So, no, this crisp fall morning wasn't about a sentencing hearing, the outcome a mere formality.


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