Jun 6, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
Excerpted from ABC News: One member of the jury selected for former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse trial is a professor at the university who has read the entire grand jury report that indicted Sandusky.
Also on the panel is a student who arrived wearing a Penn State shirt, just finished his junior year at the school and works in Penn State’s sports facility.
Yet another juror is a 30-year-old Penn State graduate who told the court that Sandusky spoke at her graduation.
The judge and lawyers seated a jury today. The first 16 jurors, which includes four alternates, includes six men and ten women.
Nine of the first 16 panelists have a connection to Penn State.
Judge John Cleland conceded that it might be hard for one particular juror to put aside his emotional ties to the school, but added, “I hope it’s hard for everyone. If it’s easy, we have the wrong jury.”