Jerry Sandusky’s Bid for a New Trial Denied


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Patrick Smith/Getty Images(HARRISBURG, Pa.) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s bid for a new trial has been turned down.

A three-judge panel from the Pennsylvania Superior Court made quick work of Jerry Sandusky’s appeal.  Sandusky argued he deserved a new trial because of flawed jury instructions and lack of time to prepare.  

The judges swatted down each argument, saying the trial court properly instructed the jury and there was no constitutional error in rejecting repeated motions for more time.  

Sandusky can appeal once more to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  He’s serving what amounts to a life term for abusing 10 boys.

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