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Sandusky Case: Prosecutors Want Defense's List of Expert Witnesses

by on May 15, 2012 11:20 AM

Prosecutors asked the court Tuesday to order the defense to turn over any materials having to do with anyone that will testify at Jerry Sandusky's trial.

In the motion, prosecutors requested they be informed prior to trial – which is scheduled to start June 5 – whether the defense plans to present expert testimony, according to court documents.

Should the defense be presenting testimony, the prosecution wants to be able to "inspect and copy or photograph" any results or reports of physical or mental examinations, or results of any scientific tests or experiments made in connection with the case.

The Attorney General's office is seeking only the information pertaining to evidence or testimony the defense plans to present.

Prosecutors also asked that they be informed as to the subject matter the expert is expected to testify as well as the substance of facts and from which sources they came.

All of this discovery material is requested to be turned over before June 5.

Joe Amendola, Sandusky's lawyer, filed a motion for continuance last Wednesday, but Judge John Cleland has yet to acknowledge the motion.

Sanduksy, a former Penn State defensive coordinator, awaits trial on 52 counts in a child sex abuse case. He maintains his innocence.

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