Jerry Sandusky Sentencing: Why Did He Release Statement?

Dan Abrams discusses the former Penn State coach's statement a day before his sentencing.
3:00 | 10/09/12

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Transcript for Jerry Sandusky Sentencing: Why Did He Release Statement?
For more, let's bring in "gma" legal analyst, dan abrams. Dan, sandusky is expected to address the court at his sentencing today. Why release the statement last night? I have no idea. It would seem to me he's thrown in the towel for this judge and this sentencing. This sort of statement doesn't really make that much of a difference one way or another to the judge. The judge will be looking at what were the crimes? What were the facts? And therefore, what should the sentence be? But doing this the night before and probably echoing it again in court, I think sandusky is basically saying that I know this judge is going to sentence me to serve the rest of my life in prison. And we know we will hear from the victims today. How much do the impact statements have on the judge in decision in sentencing? I think they're important and powerful for the victims themselves. Important for the judge to hear it. Again, I think the judge is probably going to base this more on what were the crimes? What were the facts? Than on the victim statements. He'll likely spend the rest of his life in jail? Absolutely. The race for the white house, now.

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