Penn State Sex Scandal - No New Trial for Jerry Sandusky, Court Rules
Penn State Sex Scandal - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was denied his attempt for a new trial in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and eventually got Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno fired.
Sandusky now sits in jail for his crimes - he is serving a 30 to 60 year state prison sentence for the sexual abuse of 10 boys.
Mr. Sandusky has maintained his innocence since he was convicted in October of 2012 and vowed to appeal, claiming his lawyers "were not given enough time to prepare for the three-week proceeding that ended with a 45-count guilty verdict," an Associated Press report reveals.
Judge John Cleland rejected that idea with a 27-page order and delivered this as part of his written response:
"I do not think it can be said that either of the defendant's trial counsel failed to test the prosecution's case in a meaningful manner."
"The defendant's attorneys subjected the commonwealth's witnesses to meaningful and effective cross-examination, presented evidence for the defense and presented both a comprehensive opening statement and a clearly developed closing argument."
Another appeal by Sandusky is planned.
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