Sandusky trial to have local jury

Centre Daily TimesFebruary 13, 2012 

A Centre County jury will hear the child sex abuse case against Jerry Sandusky, a judge ruled this morning.

Senior Judge John M. Cleland denied prosecutors’ request to bring in out-of-county jurors.

Prosecutors had argued that the intense publicity surrounding the case and residents’ deep connection to Penn State would taint a potential jury pool. Sandusky and his attorney argued they want an in-county jury and disagreed with the prosecution’s rationale.

They laid out their arguments during a hearing Friday.

In his order, Cleland said it’s not possible to know if a potential juror can be fair until he or she is asked.

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