Sandusky On Suicide Watch [VIDEO]
Jerry Sandusky remains in isolation on suicide watch at the Centre County Correctional Facility in Benner Township, Pennsylvania.
“The judge in this case and the warden in this case decided to take a measure not meant to suggest in any way that he is suicidal, but simply to put the precautions in place first and then evaluate later,” Sandusky’s attorney Karl Rominger told CNN.
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After being convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, Sandusky’s bail was revoked and he was sent immediately to jail. Denise Elbell, the acting administrator of the jail, tells the Centre Daily Times that Sandusky is being treated like an ordinary inmate.
He cannot have visitors other than his lawyers and cannot make phone calls. Elbell says Sandusky has been eating his meals, and when he’s in his cell, he hasn’t been doing anything other than sitting facing the door or the wall.
Sandusky will next be classified at Pennsylvania’s Camp Hill diagnostic facility before he is likely sent to a sex offender unit in the state prison system, Rominger said.
He should be sentenced in about 90 days. If he gets more than two years, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections will determine the prison where Sandusky will serve his time.
Judge denied Sandusky lawyers’ request to resign
Jerry Sandusky’s lawyers say they asked to resign from his child sex abuse case on the eve of trial but the judge turned them down.
Defense attorney Karl Rominger said Saturday he and co-counsel Joe Amendola made the motion as jury selection began but Judge John Cleland ruled against it.
Rominger says the exchange took place in chambers and the motion was filed under seal.
Rominger and Amendola have repeatedly argued they didn’t have enough time to properly prepare for a case involving allegations of serious sex offenses and a lengthy grand jury and police investigation.