BELLEFONTE - Jerry Sandusky’s defense has been built around the idea that if Mike McQueary could be broken on the stand, the entire case would crumble underneath him
In the last seven months, since Sandusky was charged with sexually abusing 10 boys over 14 years, lead defense attorney Joe Amendola has repeatedly said his theory is that a majority of the accusers heard that McQueary came forward, realized Penn State could be involved, and saw this as an opportunity to file a lawsuit.
But when McQueary left the witness chair on the second day of Sandusky’s trial Tuesday, defense attorney Karl Rominger had no gotcha moment.
His cross-examination did hit on some interesting points, however.
He got McQueary to say that he never was 100 percent sure about the date of the incident. And that’s why prosecutors had to change the date of what he alleges from March 1, 2002, to Feb. 9, 2001.
Rominger also said McQueary never told family confidant, Dr. Jonathan Dranov, that he saw a boy peer from around a shower corner and a man’s arm pull him back. Dranov has testified before a grand jury that McQueary told him he hadn’t seen anything sexual in the shower that night. Read more about Mike McQueary's testimony.