Judge Hears Sandusky’s Plea for New Trial
4 months ago
The former Penn State coach was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.
Lawyers for former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky have made their arguments to a judge about the fairness of his trial, but no ruling has been issued. Sandusky was convicted in June of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. The proceeding Thursday relate to his claims that his lawyers didn’t have enough time to prepare for his trial. Unless Sandusky can convince a court to release him, the 68-year-old will spend 30-to-60 years in state prison.
In 2011, following a two-year grand jury investigation, Sandusky was arrested and charged for sexually abusing young boys over a 15-year period. Longtime Penn State head coach, Joe Paterno, was ousted after getting caught in the crossfire of the scandal. (AP)