Judge: No New Trial for Sandusky

Lawyers for former Penn State coach plan to appeal

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jan 30, 2013 12:42 PM CST

(Newser) – Jerry Sandusky has lost his first bid for a new trial. A judge today rejected the request by lawyers of the convicted pedophile, disputing their contention that they didn't have enough time to prepare for the trial. The former Penn State assistant football coach is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence for the sexual abuse of 10 boys. Sandusky lawyer Norris Gelman says the decision means the defense will appeal to the mid-level Superior Court.

Jerry Sandusky in a file photo from 2011.
Jerry Sandusky in a file photo from 2011.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse  in Bellefonte, Pa., on Jan. 10, 2013.
Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Jan. 10, 2013.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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