facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Sandusky denied new trial

Jan. 30, 2013 at 2:37 PM   |   Comments

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky is not entitled to a new trial, a judge in Pennsylvania ruled Wednesday.

Judge John Cleland rejected contentions by attorneys for Sandusky that they weren't given enough time to prepare for the former Penn State assistant football coach's trial last June, the Centre Daily Times reported.

Cleland also denied several other defense motions, including that he errantly allowed hearsay testimony from one Penn State janitor who told the court what another janitor had told him about Sandusky being in a shower with a young boy, newspaper said.

Sandusky, 68, is serving a 30- to- 60-year sentence in a state prison outside Waynesburg. He was convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse for molesting boys for years, sometimes on the Penn State campus. The scandal led to the ouster of highly successful head Coach Joe Paterno, who died of cancer just months after the scandal broke, and costly lawsuits and NCAA sanctions and against the school.

Topics: Joe Paterno
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
2
Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison
3
40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike 40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike
4
Man beaten to death with barbell in San Francisco gym Man beaten to death with barbell in San Francisco gym
5
Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014 Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback