BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- Jerry Sandusky says a local jury would be no more or less biased against him in his child sex abuse trial than a jury from anywhere else in Pennsylvania.
The former Penn State assistant coach told Judge John Cleland he agreed with his attorney's request to have a State College-area jury hear his case and acknowledged he'd be waiving his right to appeal a possible guilty verdict on the grounds the local jury was biased.
Prosecutors oppose the use of a local jury, saying an out-of-county jury would be more fair.
Cleland promised a quick ruling on all the issues, including tightening or loosening Sandusky's bail restrictions and the jury-related motion.
Cleland set a tentative trial date of May 14.