Sandusky In Court Seeking New Trial

BELLEFONTE — Convicted sex offender Jerry Sandusky was back in the courtroom Thursday for a post-trial hearing.

The former Penn State football coach’s attorneys are seeking an appeal to reverse his conviction on child sex charges.

Jerry Sandusky was brought to the hearing before 9 a.m. at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte. 

His wife Dottie Sandusky was also at the hearing.

Sandusky was sentenced in October to 30 to 60 years in prison for abusing 10 boys.

His attorneys argue the court did not give them enough time to prepare for the trial.

Norris Gelman, Sandusky’s attorney during the appeals process said he has a shot at this like in basketball; a three-point shot and that some of those do go in.

“You have to give of all your time to work with it, time to digest it and you can’t force a lawyer to trial when he’s flying blind,” said Gelman.

Chief Deputy Attorney General Frank Fina disagreed.

“One box, one file box of information. I mean, anybody can go through a box of information adequately and go to trial. And as you saw Mr. Ammendola did that and did a very good, effective job.”

Prosecutors said this was a last-ditch, desperate effort to try to get a new trial for their client. 

A decision from the judge on whether Sandusky will get a new trial is expected in about a month.



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