A shocking development is made in the child endangerment case against former Penn State President Graham Spanier.
Spanier was scheduled to report to jail today, but a federal judge has now thrown out his conviction.
A US magistrate judge in Scranton issued the ruling late yesterday. The judge agreeing with Spanier’s argument he was improperly charged under a 2007 law for actions that occurred in 2001 when he was responding to a complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy on campus.
Spanier was scheduled to begin serving a minimum sentence of two months early today.
The 70-year-old was forced out as president shortly after Sandusky’s 2011 arrest.
The judge’s ruling gives state prosecutors three months to retry Spanier.