Sandusky waives hearing and will face trial

Jerry Sandusky's lawyer says he will not negotiate a plea deal in his client's child sex-abuse case.

Joseph Amendola spoke on the courthouse steps after his client waived his preliminary hearing, calling this case "a fight to the death."

He calls the decision to waive the hearing a "tactical measure."

Sandusky told reporters as he left the courthouse that he would "stay the course, to fight for four quarters."

The decision to waive the hearing moves Sandusky toward a trial on child sex-abuse charges. At least some of his 10 accusers had been expected to testify on Tuesday.

Sandusky has denied the allegations, which led to the departures of longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and the university president.

He's due back in court Jan. 11.

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