Breaking: Sandusky guilty on 45 of 48 counts

posted at 10:16 pm on June 22, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Is anyone surprised?  Even the attorney for former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky said he’d probably have a heart attack if Sandusky beat the rap:

A jury deliberated into the night Friday the fate of Jerry Sandusky, even as the former Penn State assistant football coach’s lawyer said he might “die of a heart attack” in shock if his client is acquitted on all 48 counts related to child sexual abuse.

Joe Amendola made the comments while surrounded by a pack of reporters early Friday evening in the Centre County courtroom. One asked the lawyer — who also talked about the “daunting” challenge of defending Sandusky — if he would be “shocked” if his client was cleared on all charges.

“Shocked? I’ll probably die of a heart attack,” Amendola said.

Word is already out via Twitter, but no media reports yet.

Updates to follow ….

Update: CNN has its story up now:

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on Friday night on 45 of 48 counts related to sexual abuse of boys over a 15-year period.

Jurors delivered the verdict around 10 p.m. after deliberating for about 21 hours.

That’s just under a half-hour on each guilty count.  Doesn’t sound like the jury had any doubts, only a horribly large workload.  Sandusky’s bail was immediately revoked and he went straight into custody, and it’s doubtful that he will ever breathe free air again.

Update II: Sentencing will take place at some undetermined point in the future:

Sandusky will be sentenced at a later date by Judge John Cleland. The precise number of years he faces in prison is unclear, but legal experts say it should be enough to lock the 68-year-old away for life. …

The state presented an overwhelming case against Sandusky. It was highlighted by powerful personal testimony from eight victims who detailed, often through sobs and gasps of breath, how Sandusky molested them in Penn State locker rooms, Sandusky’s basement and hotel rooms.

Sandusky often used his access to Penn State facilities and the football program to lure pre-adolescents into situations where they were alone and the kids were vulnerable.

If he gets less than 40 years, I’d be shocked.

Update III: I changed the front page picture to the one of Sandusky being taken to prison.

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Thank goodness.

CW on June 22, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Judge to Sandusky.

Enjoy your new playground Coach.

PappyD61 on June 22, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Rope anyone?

WryTrvllr on June 22, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Let him ponder the magnitude of his crimes for the rest of his miserable life.

Paul-Cincy on June 22, 2012 at 10:18 PM

How old is Sandusky again? I’d be amazed if dude lasted long in prison. In fact, I almost expect him to pull a Ken Lay and just keel over before he’s ever put away.

Doughboy on June 22, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Video: Reaction to Sandusky sex-abuse verdict

ON NOW!!

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Justice has now been served. Rot in prison dude

hawkman on June 22, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Jerry Sandusky escorted into police vehicle – msnbc broadcast

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canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:19 PM

A skinner on the cell block…..excellent…

WryTrvllr on June 22, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Hopefully he’ll be treated to some additional ‘justice’ when he goes to prison.

catmman on June 22, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky found guilty of 45 of 48 counts of child sexual abuse – @NBCNews

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canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Verdict in Jerry Sandusky trial expected soon; updates, live video from courthouse – @msnbc

Submitted 10 mins ago from http://www.breakingnews.com by editor

canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Even the attorney for former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky said he’d probably have a heart attack if Sandusky beat the rap

Setting up the grounds for an appeal based on competence of the defense lawyer?

malclave on June 22, 2012 at 10:20 PM

but no media reports yet.

NBC broke into programming about 10 minutes ago.

Paul-Cincy on June 22, 2012 at 10:20 PM

So glad the juorors weren’t blinded by the “celebrity” of the Penn State connection.

Your turn, @sshole!!

Sasha List on June 22, 2012 at 10:20 PM

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

OmahaConservative on June 22, 2012 at 10:20 PM

How does this help the family of Brian Terry and the hundreds, if not thousands, of families of the Mexican citizens whom killers Obama and Holder had murdered and continue to have murdered?

VorDaj on June 22, 2012 at 10:20 PM

We can all agree this creep deserves to rot in jail.

Uppereastside on June 22, 2012 at 10:21 PM

I had a gut feeling……………..GUILTY………………
………….AWESOME……………….JUSTICE is SERVED!!!

canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Screw prison (no pun intended), castrate, tar, feather then hang on the courthouse lawn. Scum like this deserve nothing less.

Rogue on June 22, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Rope anyone?

WryTrvllr on June 22, 2012 at 10:18 PM

That should be reserved for murderers.

VorDaj on June 22, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Wow, check out Drudge, the most interesting headline ever.

the new aesthetic on June 22, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Good. Rot in he11. Now we can leave off the “alleged” and call him what he is: a homosexual pedophile rapist.

IrishEi on June 22, 2012 at 10:22 PM

In fact, I almost expect him to pull a Ken Lay and just keel over before he’s ever put away.

Doughboy on June 22, 2012 at 10:19 PM

He’s on his way to prison as we speak. No bail.

amerpundit on June 22, 2012 at 10:23 PM

I was thinking 50 years….minumum!

Minimum of 60 years for Jerry Sandusky, according to NBC News reporter – msnbc broadcast

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canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:23 PM

We can all agree this creep deserves to rot in jail.

Uppereastside on June 22, 2012 at 10:21 PM

He deserves worse, but I’ll settle for him rotting in prison til he dies.

Doughboy on June 22, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Shepherd Smith seems a bit too eager to keep repeating the phrase “little boys were anally raped”. Must he keep saying this?

John the Libertarian on June 22, 2012 at 10:23 PM

I’m a PSU graduate. I am disgusted beyond reason that so many people knew about this man. I’m sorry, JoePa knew! Sandusky retired in 1998 at 56. That is really young for a coach. There was always something weird going on w/this dude. They knew it. They did nothing about it. I’m sick. I’m sure Joe was very sorry at the end he didn’t do more, but that is a very poor excuse now when so many boys were being groomed, fondled, abused and screwed by this disgusting, pig of a man.

JAM on June 22, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Smells like prison sex…

Seven Percent Solution on June 22, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Door shuts….CLANG! guard twirls around….

Key hits floor and drops down a drain…..Ooops!

Vntnrse on June 22, 2012 at 10:24 PM

John the Libertarian on June 22, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Shep wants some of the action?

OmahaConservative on June 22, 2012 at 10:25 PM

I’ll settle for him rotting in prison til he dies.

Doughboy on June 22, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Considering how highly in regard other inmates hold pedophiles, that may be much sooner than later.

John the Libertarian on June 22, 2012 at 10:25 PM

OmahaConservative on June 22, 2012 at 10:25 PM

LOL. Never been too sure which way ol’ Shep’s weather vane points.

John the Libertarian on June 22, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Penn State ex-coach child sex case

Photo of Jerry Sandusky being escorted in handcuffs – CNN video still via @jose3030

Submitted 1 min ago from twitpic.com by editor

http://twitpic.com/9ze99s

canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:26 PM

I’d say he needs to look out for his cornhole, but I kinda hope he doesn’t.

Sekhmet on June 22, 2012 at 10:26 PM

He won’t last long in the big house. It’s a fitting end to his miserable life.

NoLeftTurn on June 22, 2012 at 10:26 PM

We can all agree this creep deserves to rot in jail.

Uppereastside on June 22, 2012 at 10:21 PM

He deserves worse, but I’ll settle for him rotting in prison til he dies.

Doughboy on June 22, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Its always nice when American to American agree for once. :)

Uppereastside on June 22, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Casey Anthony just got bumped from country’s biggest monster.

John the Libertarian on June 22, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Just put him in the prison’s general population and then look the other way for five minutes.

T-Rav on June 22, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Ef’n Sicko…

Electrongod on June 22, 2012 at 10:28 PM

LOL. Never been too sure which way ol’ Shep’s weather vane points.

John the Libertarian on June 22, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Towards the back door…

OmahaConservative on June 22, 2012 at 10:28 PM

NN broadcast: Idea of a plea was discussed several times, but Sandusky insisted to lawyer he was innocent

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NBC News’ Michael Isikoff: Judge said bail is revoked, Sandusky was remanded into custody; Sandusky didn’t say anything – msnbc broadcast

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canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:28 PM

ObamaCare..
Next….

Electrongod on June 22, 2012 at 10:29 PM

I agree with the bald dude from fake news. He should have been handcuffed from the back. Creep!

Uppereastside on June 22, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Thank God…and I feel nothing for his wife…his kids, yes, but I have no empathy for his wife. NO WAY his wife didn’t know. Sound-proof walls and since she never heard screaming, it therefore didn’t happen? Bullish*t.

ellifint on June 22, 2012 at 10:29 PM

So, what were the three counts that he didn’t get convicted on?

Count to 10 on June 22, 2012 at 10:30 PM

VorDaj on June 22, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Stay on topic. There will be plenty of time and plenty of other threads to address F & F.

Moose Drool on June 22, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Its always nice when American to American agree for once. :)

Uppereastside on June 22, 2012 at 10:27 PM

What’s your position on dead Mexicans by the hand of this administration..

I know it isn’t rape..

But still…

Electrongod on June 22, 2012 at 10:31 PM

yay. the defense council was totally in the bag for conviction. even they knew he is guilty.

ronval912 on June 22, 2012 at 10:32 PM

This link says sentencing in about three months.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PENN_STATE_ABUSE?SITE=MOSTP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

tgharris on June 22, 2012 at 10:32 PM

He won’t last 6 months
then he’ll have to stand in front of his maker

cmsinaz on June 22, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Penn State ex-coach child sex case

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/penn-state-ex-coach-child-sex-case

canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Bet he doesn’t take many showers in prison.

profitsbeard on June 22, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Better than an acquittal, but hanging is too good for the guy

txmomof6 on June 22, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Shep wants some of the action?

OmahaConservative on June 22, 2012 at 10:25 PM

C’mon…….

BallisticBob on June 22, 2012 at 10:34 PM

This guy won’t last a month in prison. However it happens, he will be dead before 30 days elapses.

rightside on June 22, 2012 at 10:36 PM

He won’t last 6 months
then he’ll have to stand in front of his maker

cmsinaz on June 22, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Maybe he will get the Paris Hilton treatment and get an ankle bracelet and house arrest….

Electrongod on June 22, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Complete breakdown of charges in Sandusky case: Guilty of 45 counts; not guilty on counts 7, 24, 28 – @PatriotNews

Submitted 4 mins ago from http://www.pennlive.com by editor

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/06/jerry_sandusky_verdict_complet.html

canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Maybe he will get the Paris Hilton treatment and get an ankle bracelet and house arrest….

Electrongod on June 22, 2012 at 10:36 PM

What’d Paris Hilton do?

OmahaConservative on June 22, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Time to pay the piper.

Flange on June 22, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Judge ordered Sandusky taken to county jail to await sentencing in about 3 months – @AP

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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PENN_STATE_ABUSE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-06-22-22-26-24

@sganim tweeted: Tweet location: Bellefonte, PA
sganim
Mother of Victim One tells me, “I called him, I cried, I’m happy.”

Submitted 3 mins ago from twitter.com by editor

Sandusky lawyer, Karl Rominger: There was never a ‘meaningful’ plea offer, vows appeal – CNN broadcast

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canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Stay on topic

Moose drool on June 22, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Watching a train wreck would be more uplifting.

Cleombrotus on June 22, 2012 at 10:38 PM

What’d Paris Hilton do?

OmahaConservative on June 22, 2012 at 10:37 PM

It was a couple years ago..
45 days in a county jail..
She was so “down with that” that the law decided to give her house arrest instead..

Electrongod on June 22, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Every…EVERY stripe of criminal will be flossing his flesh out of their teeth.

…right after they finish cleaning up from the other fun they had with him.

MadisonConservative on June 22, 2012 at 10:39 PM

So the students that rioted when Joe Paterno was fired for hiding this are sure to feel they did the right thing to riot.

Lets hope, as Justice is now served, Joe and the victims can final rest in peace.

tjexcite on June 22, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Sandusky’s attorney sounds like a moron.

Curtiss on June 22, 2012 at 10:40 PM

It was a couple years ago..
45 days in a county jail..
She was so “down with that” that the law decided to give her house arrest instead..

Electrongod on June 22, 2012 at 10:39 PM

What crime did she commit, can’t remember…

OmahaConservative on June 22, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Sandusky lawyer Amendola: Family is very disappointed by the verdict; ‘Tidal wave’ of public opinion against him – live video

Submitted 1 min ago by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Jerry, a favor, leave a light on for Barry and Eric.

Respectfully,
Hills.

hillsoftx on June 22, 2012 at 10:41 PM

What were the three charges for which he was found not guilty?

vegconservative on June 22, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Wow @ Drudge!

SouthernGent on June 22, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Prison’s far too generous for this monster.

Thanks again, Anthony Kennedy.

KingGold on June 22, 2012 at 10:41 PM

This defense attorney is milking this like Sandusky chased around frightened naked boys in the showers with a hard on…

Seven Percent Solution on June 22, 2012 at 10:42 PM

ON NOW……finally!

Video: Reaction to Sandusky sex-abuse verdict

LIVE

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:42 PM

We can all agree this creep deserves to rot in jail.

Uppereastside on June 22, 2012 at 10:21 PM

…glad you agree….but your mouth’s still full…SHUT UP!

KOOLAID2 on June 22, 2012 at 10:42 PM

What were the three charges for which he was found not guilty?

vegconservative on June 22, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Looks like “deviate involuntary sexual intercourse”.

Count to 10 on June 22, 2012 at 10:43 PM

What were the three charges for which he was found not guilty?

vegconservative on June 22, 2012 at 10:41 PM

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/06/jerry_sandusky_verdict_complet.html

canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:36 PM

BallisticBob on June 22, 2012 at 10:43 PM

What crime did she commit, can’t remember…

OmahaConservative on June 22, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Speeding…I beleive

75 in a 25 down Hollywood Boulevard.

And then not showing up to her hearing..

Something like that.

Electrongod on June 22, 2012 at 10:43 PM

What’s the difference between an airplane hangar and Jerry Sandusky’s a**hole?

Six months, give or take a week.

MadisonConservative on June 22, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Sandusky lawyer Amendola: I used the analogy that we were attempting to climb Mount Everest from the bottom of the mount. Well obviously we didn’t make it. – live video

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canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:43 PM

The crowd is tired of listening to this tool…

Seven Percent Solution on June 22, 2012 at 10:44 PM

This guy won’t last a month in prison. However it happens, he will be dead before 30 days elapses.

rightside on June 22, 2012 at 10:36 PM

I doubt it. If they can keep people from escaping jail, they can keep high-profile prisoners segregated from everyone else too. He does have a huge target on him. To hurt or kill him would be a huge badge of honor to any of the other inmates.

He might die of a stroke or heart attack. That would be too good for him. He needs to think about what he’s done, and how he’s psychologically injured so many people.

Paul-Cincy on June 22, 2012 at 10:44 PM

On Now!

Sandusky lawyer Amendola: We feel we have some appeal issues we will pursue – live video

Submitted 1 min ago from http://www.breakingnews.com by editor

canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:44 PM

@EmilyReddy tweeted:

EmilyReddy
Amendola: #Sandusky decided not to testify because his adopted son, Matt, could have then been a rebuttal witness about his alleged abuse.

Submitted 1 min ago from twitter.com by editor

canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Electrongod on June 22, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Lolz, oh yeah. I never tried speeding on Hollywood. Sunset or Wilshire, yes…

OmahaConservative on June 22, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Oh boy,the mob is getting ROWDY!!

canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Creep!

Uppereastside on June 22, 2012 at 10:29 PM

…ah…yes you are..SHUT UP!

KOOLAID2 on June 22, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Do you really need to keep using blog posts as link bait for your site canopfor?

wargamer6 on June 22, 2012 at 10:47 PM

…glad you agree….but your mouth’s still full…SHUT UP!

KOOLAID2 on June 22, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Give it a rest for one thread. I don’t like UES either, but this time, let’s just join hands and stone the kiddy raper.

Then piss on his corpse.

Then chop him up with a chainsaw.

Then put the parts in a wood chipper.

Then piss on the pulp.

Then light it on fire.

Then piss and s**t in the ashes.

Then put it all in a box and fire it into the sun.

MadisonConservative on June 22, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Silly electron god :)

cmsinaz on June 22, 2012 at 10:48 PM

CORRECTION…………SEPERATE LIVE VIDEO!

Sandusky lawyer Amendola:

What this proves to me is, I believe the jury acted genuinely, I believe the jury acted in good faith, I believe the jury acted on the evidence that was presented to it, and I don’t dispute or have any problem with the jury’s verdict. We had a good jury. – live video

Submitted 48 secs ago by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/penn-state-ex-coach-child-sex-case

canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:49 PM

There are TWO seperate press Confrences going on….
…..Linkys above!!

canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:50 PM

wargamer6 on June 22, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I find canop’s links to be informative & helpful. Don’t click ‘em if they offend your sensibilities…

OmahaConservative on June 22, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Amendola:

We had anticipated Matt would be one of our witnesses and we were shocked by it. His family was absolutely shocked by it. His parents, his siblings were distraught by it – live video

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canopfor on June 22, 2012 at 10:51 PM

And they interupted an interview with Marco Rubio when they were about to have his family on the show and instead we had over 1/2 of shep talking about how we had to wait for the verdict…..
I’m upset, the interview was great. I hope they show it againg.

Bambi on June 22, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Paul-Cincy on June 22, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I thought I heard someone say on CNN that he’s going to be on suicide watch in any case.

PatriotGal2257 on June 22, 2012 at 10:51 PM

1/2 hour of shep!

Bambi on June 22, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Sandusky’s attorney sounds like a moron.

Curtiss on June 22, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Kinder tough defending a child molester. I thought he did great tell the other side.

Uppereastside on June 22, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Do you really need to keep using blog posts as link bait for your site canopfor?

wargamer6 on June 22, 2012 at 10:47 PM

That’s another poster, not canopfor…

… Wait a tic! Canopfor, you have your own site?!?!?!?!

Seven Percent Solution on June 22, 2012 at 10:52 PM

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