Sandusky’s Request for New Trial Rejected by Appeals Court

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
October 2, 2013 Updated: October 2, 2013

A Pennsylvania appeals court turned down Jerry Sandusky’s request for a new trial and upheld the 2012 conviction against the disgraced Penn State assistant football coach. 

Sandusky, 69, was convicted on 45 counts for serially sexually abusing boys. 

The 19-page ruling affirmed the counts and the 30-year minimum prison sentence, reports the Patriot News

Sandusky’s attorney, Norris Gelman, had appealed on the grounds that the defense was not given enough time to prepare for the trial last year. He also said the judge had made mistakes in his charge to the jurors, and that a prosecutor made improper references to Sandusky not testifying on his own behalf.

Gelman plans to seek Supreme Court review.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

 

Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.