I saw this – http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-sandusky-trial-20120509,0,4019679.story – which is a story about Sandusky’s lawyers trying to delay the start of his trial by claiming that they need more time to give their client a proper defense.
By itself, this isn’t all that unusual; it’s a tactic used by trial lawyers all the time and, yeah, sometimes, they really do need time to gather witnesses, helpful evidence, etc., which is what his lawyers say they need the extra time for. What I wonder, given the charges and allegations against him, whether or not it’s gonna help him.
The evidence against him is massive; maybe not quite a slam-dunk for prosecutors but his lawyers are gonna have a difficult time proving him innocent unless, of course, the prosecutors just screw the whole thing out and allow reasonable doubt to creep in or some technicality queers the whole case for the state..
Is Sandusky’s legal team just delaying the inevitable here? Would his team be able to better defend him and get an acquittal if there were only one or two victims? I wonder if Court TV is gonna broadcast his trial whenever it jumps off?