Centre County (Pa.) Judge John M. Cleland ruled this morning on a number of pretrial motions from Friday's hearing in the Jerry Sandusky case. And the big winner was Jerry Sandusky, whose trial can begin as early as May. From the Patriot-News of Harrisburg:
• Sandusky can see most of his grandchildren at home, provided a parent is present. He can also have contact with most of his grandchildren via computer. There is a custody battle involving three of his grandchildren, and whether Sandusky can contact those grandchildren is in the hands of another judge.
• Adult visitors may also come to Sandusky's home, though he must provide a list of 12 non-family members he intends to have over, and there are additional conditions.
• Sandusky can travel to help assist his defense team, though authorities must be given 36 hours' notice and a precise itinerary of his plans.
• Sandusky can go onto his back porch, from which he likes to throw biscuits to his dog. This despite neighbors' complaints that he had been watching children from a nearby elementary school from there.