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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cleland: No New Trial for Sandusky

Jerry Sandusky will not be getting a new trial.

Judge John Cleland issued an order today denying Sandusky’s request.

Sandusky’s lawyers had argued that Cleland did not give them enough time to prepare for the trial that ended with the former Penn State coach’s convictions on 45 counts of sexually abusing 10 boys. Cleland’s order says Sandusky’s lawyers conceded that their post-trial review turned up nothing that would have changed their trial strategy.

Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence, but maintains his innocence. If they continue with the appeal process, the next step for his lawyers would be Superior Court.

You can read Cleland's entire 27-page order here. PDF

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