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Jerry Sandusky

Attorney Says He Is Under Suicide Watch

6/23/2012 10:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0623_jerry_sandusky_getty_2An attorney for Jerry Sandusky said Saturday his client has been placed under suicide watch for his own safety. 

Karl Rominger told CNN that Sandusky is being held in protective custody -- separate from other inmates -- as he awaits sentencing.

He explained, "The judge in this case and the warden in this case decided to take a measure not meant to suggest in any way that he is suicidal, but simply to put the precautions in place first and then evaluate later."

Sandusky was found guilty yesterday on 45 of the 48 counts against him. He will be sentenced in about 90 days.

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Carriss    

Well ****, televise it, I'd love to watch him kill himself. Give him something that a person would normally kill themself with, like a knife, but make it so dull it takes him a while so he can suffer while he's doing it. I'd pay to see it

819 days ago
77.

Cheryl    

Can I watch him commit suicide too. That tape would sell well and maybe give the proceeds to the victims which probably include his own children.

819 days ago
78.

Regina    

He should be monitored every day in every way to PREVENT him from committing suicide. It figures that the huge coward would say/attempt suicide. Coward to the frigging end. He deserves to go to PRISON for his crimes, not whine and cry suicide just because he got caught and found guilty.

819 days ago
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coleen    

I can't for him to get killed in prison. What a sick animal. I hope he will suffer before he dies.

819 days ago
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Susan62509    

Sandusky is too vain to commit suicide. Convicts hate child molester's, so Sandusky's life is at risk. The children Sandusky abused lived in shame for years and now Sandusky can live in fear for years.

819 days ago
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sammi    

No emotion wow. Guilty as to PENN State is complicit. Shame on you. Guess status was more important than someones life. Unbelievable. Sandusky will not last long in prison and the courts will give him life. His wife, I can fathom what she is going through. No one wins in this ordeal. And you can imagine no emotion from this guy. If I was innocent I would be screaming.

819 days ago
82.

yasmeen    

justice served! i just hope the kids can be @ peace now...

819 days ago
83.

renae    

I'm actually not shocked, it thought he would commit suicide BEFORE the trial started because of the overwhelming evidence but, surprisingly, he didn't. IWhat a sick man. How he thought he even stood a chance at fighting the charges was baffling.

819 days ago
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coleen    

His wife should be tried too. There is no way in hell she didn't know what was going on. She's just as sick as sandusky.

819 days ago
85.

Cujeaux    

He should be in with the general pop and have a cell mate. He should be treated no different than any other elderly pedo who lands his ass in jail.

819 days ago
86.

H.T    

He wont commit suicide, he is to weak. And besides its better if someone like him spends 40 years in jail,so he can spend the rest of his life thinking and suffering daily.Also he will be on the receiving end now, Bubba will stick it to him everyday. Do not think he will enjoy that feeling!!!

819 days ago
87.

sammi    

What took so long for the step son to come forward?

819 days ago
88.

Paul B    

Enjoy prison, you nasty piece of work.

819 days ago
89.

dskowulf    

Quit deleting comments tmz!

819 days ago
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Latch Johnson    

I hope he offs himself. Cheaper on the taxpayers.

819 days ago
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