ormer Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who is on trial for 52 counts of alleged sex abuse against young boys, will undergo a psychological examination Sunday. The evaluation is the result of a court order Friday allowing the defense to introduce testimony on whether Sandusky suffers from a disorder. In a motion, Sandusky's lawyers said the content of letters written by the defendant to alleged victims may be a result of histrionic personality disorder, which causes people to "act in a very emotional and dramatic way that draws attention to themselves." The exam is not expected to the delay the trial, which is set to resume Monday.
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