Sandusky Jurors Selected
After two days in court, 12 jurors and four alternates have been seated in the child sex abuse trial for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The jury is made up of five men and seven women, all from Centre County.
Juror number one is a mother of two girls who works at Wal-Mart and says she doesn’t know much about the case.
Juror number two does have a Penn State connection. He is a 24-year-old automotive tech school student whose father works at Penn State.
Juror number three is a long-time PSU football season ticket holder, and her husband worked with Mike McQueary’s father at a medical practice.
McQueary is an assistant football coach at Penn State, but he’s currently on leave.
He is a key witness in the case and expected to testify that he saw Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a boy in the locker room shower.
Juror number four is a man from State College who says he got sick of hearing about the Sandusky case about two months ago and hasn’t watched or read anything about it since.
Juror number five is a teacher who has both his bachelors and masters degrees from Penn State. He is also a father of three.
Juror number six is a woman who says she isn’t big into news watching and doesn’t know much about the case. She works for a company which rents apartments to Penn State students.
Juror seven just finished his junior year at Penn State and wore a Penn State shirt to jury selection. In high school, juror seven was coached by a key player in the case: Steven Turchetta is a football coach at Central Mountain High School and one of the people who turned Sandusky in.
Juror eight is a retired Penn State professor who says he can be objective.
Juror number nine is a retired school bus driver in her 70s.
Juror number ten works at Penn State in the administrative offices for the engineering department. She’s a mother and a grandmother.
Juror eleven is a mother and a dance instructor at Penn State. She also knows potential witness Kelly Hastings, the superintendent of the district where one of the alleged victims went to school.
Juror twelve is a professor at Penn State, and knows former Penn State University President Graham Spanier. Jerry Sandusky spoke at a graduation she attended. She has two teenaged sons.
Four alternates were also chosen on Wednesday.
Juror thirteen is a woman who is a Penn State graduate.
Juror fourteen is a middle-aged woman with no children, and no fixed opinions.
Juror fifteen is a Penn State graduate whose wife is the director of Penn State’s Upward Bound program.
Juror sixteen is a woman in her 60s with no connection to Penn State.
Opening statements of the trial are scheduled to start on Monday.