(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) — Jerry Sandusky was willing to testify in his own defense, but his lawyers overruled him today and decided that Sandusky will not testify, his lawyer told ABC News.
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 before sources told ABC News that a decision was made to keep Sandusky off the stand.
The defense rested its case this morning. Closing arguments are expected to begin tomorrow.
Sandusky, 68, is charged with 51 counts of sex abuse against 10 boys. If convicted he could be sentenced to life in prison.
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