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
Judge: No New Trial for Sandusky
Jerry Sandusky in a file photo from 2011.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

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. (Read more Jerry Sandusky stories.)

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