Sports

Judge Hears Arguments On Sandusky Trial Fairness

By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press
View Comments
BELLEFONTE, PA - OCTOBER 09: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on October 9, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

BELLEFONTE, PA – OCTOBER 09: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on October 9, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge has heard arguments from Jerry Sandusky’s attorneys about the fairness of his trial but did not issue a ruling.

The proceeding Thursday in central Pennsylvania related to Sandusky’s claim that his lawyers didn’t have enough time to prepare for his molestation trial.

Sandusky’s post-sentencing motions are before Judge John Cleland. The former Penn State assistant football coach wants to have his 45-count conviction thrown out and a new trial granted.

Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence after being convicted in June of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. The 68-year-old Sandusky is likely to die in prison, unless he can persuade a court to release him.

He maintains he is innocent.

The case led to the ouster of longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 845 other followers