This week’s preliminary hearing for Jerry Sandusky in Bellefonte was over almost before it began.
Former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and the school’s Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz were each charged with perjury for allegedly lying to the grand jury and failure to report the alleged abuse by Jerry Sandusky.
Their preliminary hearing is set for Friday morning at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, and the media mob is already descending on the capital city.
Observers estimated nearly 200 electronic and print media crews were at the Centre County Courthouse Tuesday for the Jerry Sandusky hearing.
A similar scene is now expected in Harrisburg.
“This is an international story. This is a story that’s going to be told. So that’s why we appreciate the city’s cooperation in trying to work with us, so we can get the media in here, do our jobs, and leave hopefully without inconveniencing the residents too much,” said Richard Wyckoff.
Friday’s hearing for Curley and Schultz may include the most anticipated testimony in the case.
Penn State Assistant Football Coach Mike Mcqueary, who told the grand jury he witnessed Sandusky assaulting a boy in a locker room shower, could take the stand.
Prosecutors allege Mcqueary told his supervisors what he saw and they were slow to act on it. Then Curley and Schultz lied about it to the grand jury.
Mcqueary has also come under fire. Some reports say he’s changed his story.
Media from around the world will be at the courthouse to hear that story for themselves.
We will be in the courtroom for Friday’s hearing beginning at 9 a.m.
You can follow Jim Hamill’s tweets from the courthouse: at Jim Hamill, and also on our website at wnep.com.