An atom bomb was just dropped on the Jerry Sandusky trial!
The jury was already deliberating the 48 charges against Sandusky when his adopted son, Matt Sandusky said his father abused him!!!
We're literally speechless.
Last we had heard, after Sandusky's wife took the stand, his son might follow up as a character witness.
But now! Jeez!
Matt's lawyer issued a statement to authorities saying that he was ready to testify on behalf of the prosecutors!
The statement doesn't go into specifics, but it did say Matt Sandusky was:
"[…] a victim of Jerry Sandusky's abuse."
Since the jury is already in deliberation we don't know what this means for the case.
The lawyer's statement said:
"During the trial, Matt Sandusky contacted us and requested our advice and assistance in arranging a meeting with prosecutors to disclose for the first time in this case that he is a victim of Jerry Sandusky's abuse. At Matt's request, we immediately arranged a meeting between him and the prosecutors and investigators. This has been an extremely painful experience for Matt and he has asked us to convey his request that the media respect his privacy. There will be no further comment."
We'll have to wait and see what happens as this shocking situation unfolds.
[Image via AP Images.]
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