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Judge Postpones Court Dates for Curley, Schultz and Spanier

by on December 05, 2012 5:38 PM

A judge ordred the postponement of both the Dec. 13-14 preliminary hearing for former Penn State administrators Tim Curley, Gary Schultz and Graham Spanier as well as the Jan. 7 jury selection and trial for Curley and Schultz. 

According to the online Pennsylvania court docket, the orders were filed on Wednesday. No narrative is currently available, but according to the docket sheet, the hold was placed on the court dates pending resolution of recently filed motions. 

No court dates have been rescheduled at this point and the defense has 30 days to file individual responses to the prosecutors' most recent pretrial motion. 

Counsel for the defendants have filed for a continuance and petitioned to have all of the charges against the men dropped. They have also filed a motion to quash the testimony of former university counsel Cynthia Baldwin.

Spanier has filed for a lessening of his bail, including the court's approval of his being able to travel freely outside of the state and internationally. Prosecutors have asked the court to require that Spanier disclose the details of his travel plans before he is granted leave.

Spanier had his passport revoked as a condition of bail.

Curley, Schultz and Spanier each face five charges, including perjury, endangering the welfare of children, failure to report, criminal conspiracy and obstruction of justice. The men were charged by the Pa. Attorney General Linda Kelly on Nov. 1. She dubbed their actions of concealing reports of Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse as a 'conspiracy of silence.' 

Cp Report

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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