No new trial for Sandusky
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:54:07 GMT —
Jerry Sandusky isn't getting the new trial he asked for. He'd argued that his lawyers weren't given enough time to prepare for the proceeding that ended with a 45-count guilty verdict.
Judge John Cleland issued a 27-page order saying Sandusky's lawyers conceded that their post-trial review turned up no material that would have changed their trial strategy. He also has rejected post-sentencing motions regarding jury instructions, hearsay testimony and other matters.
The former Penn State assistant football coach is serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence for sexual abuse of 10 boys. He's maintained his innocence and vowed to appeal.
Sandusky lawyer Norris Gelman says the defense will appeal to mid-level Superior Court within the next 30 days.