The first three days of the Jerry Sandusky trial brought forth plenty of surprises and twists.
On Day 1, the defense announced Sandusky would be testifying in his own trial; Day 2 brought the surprise testimony of former Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary; McQueary’s dad, John, took the stand on Day 3 to corroborate his son’s statements, but that turned out to be disastrous when the elder McQueary “forgot” he testified in the preliminary hearing of two PSU administrators in December.
Day 4 marked the unofficial end to the prosecution’s case. Following the testimony from alleged Victim 9, Judge John Cleland recessed court until Monday. It should be noted that the prosecution did not officially “rest its case” – that could happen tomorrow – but the defense is expected to begin calling witnesses following the three-day break.
The fact that the prosecution wrapped up its case after just four days is quick, as the trial was originally believed to take around three weeks.