3/20/2017 1:14:04 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) The Latest on jury selection in the trial of Penn State''s former president (all times local):
Two former Penn State officials who struck plea deals are expected to testify against ex-university president Graham Spanier (SPAN''-yur) at his child endangerment trial.
Prosecutors picking jurors Monday in Spanier''s felony trial say former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz are on their witness list.
Spanier was forced out shortly after longtime assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with child molestation in 2011. Spanier is charged over his response to the scandal but denies any wrongdoing.
The witness list also includes investigators and university staff who knew about earlier complaints about Sandusky. They include Mike McQueary, the graduate student who reported seeing Sandusky shower with a boy in 2001.
The trial in Harrisburg could last two weeks. Jurors are being questioned Monday behind closed doors.
This story has been corrected to show McQueary reported seeing Sandusky in the shower with the boy in 2001, not 2002.
Jury selection is off to a slow start in the trial of a former Penn State president as lawyers finalize questions the potential jurors will be asked about sexual abuse and other sensitive topics.
Graham Spanier (SPAN''-yur) is facing charges over his response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal. He is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of children and a single conspiracy count.
The 68-year-old Spanier declined to comment as he entered the courthouse Monday in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He has steadfastly denied any wrongdoing.
Potential witnesses include two of his former top lieutenants who recently struck plea deals with prosecutors.
Spanier was forced out as university president shortly after Sandusky, a former assistant football coach, was charged with child molestation in November 2011.
Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of Penn State''s former president on charges that his response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal put children at risk.
Graham Spanier''s trial in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is scheduled to start on Monday and could last a week or more. Potential witnesses include two of his former top lieutenants who recently struck plea deals with prosecutors.
The 68-year-old Spanier faces two counts of endangering the welfare of children and a single conspiracy charge.
Prosecutors say Spanier and two of his former top lieutenants dealt with complaints about Sandusky more than 15 years ago.
Spanier was forced out as university president shortly after Sandusky was charged with child molestation in November 2011.
He has steadfastly denied any wrongdoing.