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Sandusky Case: Amendola Says Client is Expected to Attend April 5 Hearing

by on March 28, 2012 6:00 AM

UPDATED @ 11:50 a.m.

The court announced that at 9 a.m., Thursday, April 5, a hearing will be held to address Joe Amendola's request that all criminal charges against Jerry Sandusky be dropped and the case be dismissed. 

According to the Centre County Government website, the Omnibus Pretrial Motion hearing will be held in Courtroom No. 1 of the Centre County Courthouse.

Sandusky is expected to attend the hearing next week, Amendola said, which is something that he feels is "appropriate." 

"This proceeding represents a significant point in his case," Amendola said.

On March 22, Amendola filed a 95-page omnibus pretrial motion that requested all 52 counts against Sandusky be dropped, making the case that the prosecution did not provide adequate information in the pretrial proceedings for the defense to properly move forward. 

Prosecutors have maintained that due to privacy or lack of information, there is some information that they were simply not able to provide. This includes the fact that too much time has passed for many of the witnesses to be able to recall exact dates and times that the incidents that led to the charges against Sandusky may have occurred. 

Sandusky, 68, a former Penn State assistant football coach, has been charged with abusing at least 10 youths in the sexual abuse case. He has maintained that he is innocent. 

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