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June 16, 2012

Buehner on MSNBC: Jurors will hear screams this weekend

SUNBURY — A lack of professional witnesses in the case against Jerry Sandusky has not hampered the prosecution of the ex-Penn State football coach on child abuse charges, former Montour County District Attorney Robert Buehner Jr. told Michael Smerconish on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” on Friday evening.

The four-day-old trial has yet to see a police officer or crime scene analyst testify.

“It’s just the victims and two eyewitnesses,” Buehner said, “and that makes it difficult for the prosecution. You don’t have professional witnesses to lead the jury. You have to do it yourself. And that’s what Joe McGettigan did.”

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