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UPDATE: One of the jurors in the Jerry Sandusky trial said on Saturday that Sandusky's lack of emotion in reaction to the verdict was "confirmation" that the jurors made the right call.
On Friday night, a Pennsylvania jury convicted Sandusky of 45 of 48 counts of child molestation. He faces a minimum sentence of 60 years in prison, all but guaranteeing that the former Penn State assistant football coach will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Juror Joshua Harper spoke to NBC's "Today" show Saturday, where he noted that Sandusky showed "no real emotion," to the verdict, "just kind of accepting because he knew it was true."
Harper said that the jurors "were on the same page" when they began their 20-odd hours of deliberations, despite initial disagreement over some of the charges. He said that the jury worked well together, systematically examining inconsistencies and misgivings over some parts of the case.
Ultimately, the jurors were convinced by the overlapping details in the stories told by Sandusky's 10 accusers, he said.
Sandusky was found not guilty on three counts related to three different victims. The jury convicted Sandusky on charges related to all 10 victims. The Associated Press has a full breakdown of the verdict by victim and charge.
On Saturday, Sandusky's legal team announced their intention to appeal the decision, CNN reports. According to attorney Karl Rominger, Sandusky has been placed on suicide watch after his arrest following the verdict. Sandusky is awaiting sentencing in protective custody, he said.
Friday, June 22: A Pennsylvania jury convicted Jerry Sandusky on Friday of 45 of 48 counts of child molestation, a verdict that is all but certain to send the former Penn State assistant football coach to prison for the remainder of his life.
The jury returned its verdict late Friday night after 20-odd hours of deliberations over two days, bringing an end to trial that was relatively brief but extremely brutal, with a string of eight victims detailing the sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of Sandusky.
His crimes involved 10 victims and spanned a decade and a half. The 68-year-old now faces a maximum sentence of 442 years in prison, and a minimum one of 60 years, according NBC News. He is expected to be sentenced within 90 days.
He was found not guilty on three counts. Four other charges were thrown out by the judge before the case was sent to the jury.
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin summed it up like so: "He's going to die in prison, where he should die. This is an evil, evil man. Penn State will suffer for many, many years asking why he was not caught sooner. I think the evil inside this man probably we'll never understand, but maybe we can learn something about how big, powerful institutions deal with these accusations."
Sandusky was immediately taken into custody, and was escorted out of the courthouse by police in handcuffs. A crowd that gathered outside cheered as they learned of the verdict.
While Sandusky maintained his innocence until the end, his attorneys never put forth a convincing case for his acquittal, arguing only that his accusers were out for money and that police inappropriately shared details among the witnesses in an attempt to get them to confirm the accusations of others. Speaking after the verdict, defense attorney Karl Rominger said that his client will likely appeal the verdict, and suggested that his legal team was not given enough time to prepare.
Sandusky's November arrest rocked the school at which he coached for three decades, and prompted Penn State University's trustees to fire legendary head football coach Joe Paterno, who died two months later of lung cancer.