Penn State Scandal: Key Witness to Testify

Mike McQueary will testify against the former coach in a hearing.
2:00 | 12/16/11

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Now the latest on Penn -- -- key witness in the sex abuse case against Jerry sandusky expected to be center stage at a court hearing today. And a lawyer for send us he has a surprising new theory on why the coach was showering with young boys NBC's Jim Laughlin joins us with much more on this -- him. Good morning -- he's -- send -- these new attorney with an interesting take -- men taking showers with -- he now says he wasn't talking about his client when he told an ABC station. It could all be educational. It could be the oddest defense yet. But with a straight face and in all seriousness. Jerry send us these new co counsel told our ABC affiliate WH TM in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. His client was not doing anything sexual would -- accusing boys. And it was not just horseplay in the showers as was earlier explain. The coach was actually helping them learn the correct -- aging. Teaching -- a person shower at the age of twelve or fourteen -- sound strange to some people but actually. People work what trouble you could tell you that there are a lot of juvenile delinquents are people are dependent. Left to be taught basic life skills like how to put -- on their body. Any -- a defense attorney says it may sound strange to some people it's gonna sound strange to a lot of people. This -- now gone from being a football coach to a shower coach. That's the defense. Today another important milestone in this case one of the key witnesses. Coach Mike McCrary is scheduled to take the stand in the preliminary hearing 42 former Penn State official who are charged with perjury and failing to report child abuse. The queries and just an important witness in this perjury case he's. That these two officials got indicted. In fact -- according to the grand jury saw one of the most graphic of the -- sexual assault and reported it. But since then there have been reports that he may have seen less than -- -- Today in open court will we hear what he's saying now we'll find out today all right Jim thanks very much.

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