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Amendola Seeks Psychological Records, Correspondence in Sandusky Trial Prep

on February 07, 2012 5:09 PM

Jerry Sandusky's lead attorney wants copies of text messages, e-mail correspondence, psychological records, internal police documents and much more as he prepares for trial, a court filing shows.

The attorney, Joe Amendola, filed a 46-page motion Monday for pre-trial-discovery materials from state prosecutors.

He needs the documents, Amendola argued, as he readies a vigorous defense of Sandusky, charged with 52 criminal counts in a child-sexual-abuse case.

Among the items Amendola is seeking:

  • The names, addresses and phone numbers of all parties subpoenaed during the grand-jury investigation of the Sandusky matter.
  • Extensive, non-redacted records from the related Pennsylvania State Police investigative work.
  • The identities of anyone who may have stepped forward as a victim but whose report was deemed false.
  • Copies of any polygraph or related test results from parties interviewed as part of the investigative process.
  • Any Children and Youth Services files relating to allegations against Sandusky that were deemed unfounded.
  • Copes of relevant medical, psychological and other exam records for the 10 parties identified as victims in the case.
  • Copies of relevant text messages and e-mail correspondence sent among those parties between Nov. 1, 2008, and Dec. 29, 2011.
  • Transcripts of all grand-jury testimony in the case logged between 2008 and Dec. 29, 2011.

In a separate development, attorneys for the defense and the prosecution are due in Centre County Court on Friday. There, Judge John M. Cleland is scheduled to hear a prosecution request for an out-of-county jury and a defense request for an adjustment of Sandusky's bail conditions. In the latter matter, Sandusky, of College Township, a former Penn State football coach, has sought access to his grandchildren while he's under house arrest.

Prosecutors are fighting that request. And Amendola has pledged to fight the prosecution request for a non-Centre County jury.

A trial date has not been formally established.

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