After a three week trial Jerry Sandusky was found guilty of child abuse.The former Penn State coach was convicted on 45 of 48 counts.
Sandusky, 65, was led from the courtroom in handcuffs. Sentencing will be in about three months, but mandatory minimums will keep him behind bars for life. Joseph Amendola, Sandusky’s lead defense attorney, confirmed to FoxNews.com on Saturday that he has been placed on suicide watch, citing “standard procedure” in a high-profile case.
Sandusky, a retired defensive coach who was once Paterno’s heir apparent, showed little emotion as the verdict was read, giving his wife, Dottie, and family members a half-wave as the county sheriff led him away. Bystanders also hurled insults at him, including one who yelled for Sandusky to “rot in hell,” to which the former Penn State icon shook his head.