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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sandusky Appeal Denied

A state appeals court has ruled that Jerry Sandusky should not get a new trial on charges that he sexually abused 10 boys while he was an assistant football coach at Penn State.

Sandusky was convicted and sentenced last year to 30 to 60 years in state prison. His current lawyer argued that his trial lawyers didn’t have enough time to prepare, that a prosecutor made improper references to Sandusky not testifying in his own defense, and that Judge John Cleland mishandled jury instructions.

Today’s decision by a three-judge Superior Court panel came just two weeks after they heard lawyers’ arguments.

Sandusky’s lawyer says he plans to ask the state Supreme Court to review the case.

You can read the decision here.

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