Sanduskys' letters to judge sound defiant tone

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Posted: Oct 11, 2012 1:26 PM
Sanduskys' letters to judge sound defiant tone

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Letters sent by Jerry and Dottie Sandusky to the judge before Jerry Sandusky's sentencing reflect a defiant tone. He says he lost trust in "people, systems and fairness," and she says she's lost faith in police and the legal system.

The letters were released by Judge John Cleland after he sentenced the former Penn State assistant football coach Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison for 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

Dottie Sandusky is critical of her adopted son Matt Sandusky, who was expected to be a defense witness until the trial, when he claimed he had been abused by Jerry Sandusky.

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Matt Sandusky's lawyer Joel Feller, who also represents at least five other victims or potential claimants, calls the letters a failed strategy to blame others.