Sandusky Trial: Testimony Ends Without Jerry Sandusky Taking The Stand

Source: Colleen Curry, Jim Avila / ABC News

Jerry Sandusky was willing to testify in his own defense, but his lawyers overruled him today and decided that Sandusky would not testify.

Sources had said Tuesday evening that they were leaning towards the unusual tactic of having Sandusky take the stand, but left the decision for today.

This morning Sandusky and his legal team left the courtroom to confer on a final decision. They decided to keep Sandusky off the stand, and his defense rested its case without the defendant speaking.

It would have been a gamble to put Sandusky on the stand because it would then open him up to withering cross examination by the prosecutor.

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