Jerry Sandusky Waives Hearing, Vows to Fight

The former Penn State coach avoided an emotional confrontation with accusers.
2:26 | 12/14/11

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Out of the latest -- Penn State Jerry sandusky chose to waive Tuesday's hearing. -- an emotional confrontation with his accusers but he vows to fight all the sexual abuse charges and his attorney -- Amendola calls a fight to the death. We'll hear from him in a moment but first here's ABC's Jim apple with the latest good morning. Good morning George more than one attorney tells me it was the first Smart move made by -- and -- defense a last minute decision to fold. Abandoned months of threats to vigorously challenges accusers in open court. In the end the downside of a public airing an even more details in this horrific case overcame all that bravado. As he left home for court jury -- dusty was keeping a secret. And as he arrived at court he ignored shouted questions from reporters perhaps now we know why. -- -- -- Send -- -- and his attorney had changed their minds about any open court showdown with his alleged victims. -- it -- some of the survivors to being. Built up -- not testify this was very Smart for sandusky. -- his accusers standing by in a full courtroom waiting. -- -- his attorney waived the right to a preliminary hearing it abruptly pleaded not guilty setting up a full trial next some. -- -- -- To put together the best -- movie. Stay the course for -- Great job. Present our side we have are not in any -- conceding guilt in fact Jerry is more adamant than ever -- his innocence. For the ten witnesses ready to testify it was not welcome news my client feels disappointed in -- angry. That he did not have the opportunity. That they stand -- in fact the first witness prep all Monday by prosecutors was so upset he -- -- read by his attorney. This is the most difficult time with my life. I can't put into words how unbearable this has been all my life both physically and mentally I can't believe they put us through this until the last second. Only to waive the hearing nothing has changed I still won't stand my ground testify and speak the truth. In the underline the word truth. Send -- -- his attorneys say the alleged victims are motivated by greed and see a big payday by suing the second mile charity. After criminal proceedings.

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