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Pa. appeals court: No new trial for Jerry Sandusky


October 02. 2013 11:40AM
Associated Press

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(AP) Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky should not get a new trial after being convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys, a Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Wednesday.


The decision by a three-judge Superior Court panel came barely two weeks after they heard oral arguments by Sandusky's lawyer and a state prosecutor.


Sandusky had argued his trial lawyers did not have sufficient time to prepare, a prosecutor made improper references to him not testifying on his own behalf and the judge mishandled jury instructions.


The state attorney general's office said the 45-count conviction should stand.


Sandusky, 69, is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence at a state prison in southwestern Pennsylvania. If he does not get the convictions overturned, he is likely to die in prison.


His lawyer says he plans to ask the state Supreme Court to review the case.


Associated Press


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