June 18th, 2012
09:41 PM ET

Callan on Sandusky's HPD defense: "This defense is so idiotic"

A day after Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was examined by the prosecution's psychologist, we're learning the defense will call a witness to testify that Sandusky suffers from "histrionic personality disorder".

The symptoms include:

  • Acting or looking overly seductive
  • Constantly seeking reassurance or approval
  • Needing to be the center of attention
  • Believing that relationships are more intimate than they actually are

So how will this play out in Sandusky's child sex-abuse trial?

Forensic Psychiatrist Michael Welner and Defense Attorney Paul Callan comes OutFront.

Will Sandusky testify? Defense says 'stay tuned'

Jerry Sandusky's attorney told reporters Tuesday to "stay tuned" to see if his client will testify in a child rape case that has upended Penn State University and its football program.

"You have to wait," attorney Joe Amendola said just before entering the Pennsylvania courthouse and calling witnesses for a second day.

Sandusky, 68, is on trial on 51 counts related to accusations of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year span. The former Penn State defensive coordinator has denied the charges.

His wife, Dottie, also entered the Centre County Courthouse on Tuesday, though it is not clear if she will testify on her husband's behalf. Her arrival marks the first time she's appeared at the trial.


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  1. Tom in Virginia

    Jerry Sandusky would be his own worst enemy on the stand. He is already mentally disturbed and does not believe that he did anything wrong. That would definitely come through if he testified.

    June 19, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Reply

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