Sandusky asks Pa. high court to take case
Jerry Sandusky is asking Pennsylvania's highest court to take up his appeal of child sex abuse conviction, saying a judge should have instructed jurors regarding the length of time it took victims to come forward.
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Jerry Sandusky is asking Pennsylvania's highest court to take up his appeal of his child sex abuse conviction, saying the judge should have instructed jurors regarding the length of time it took victims to come forward.
The petition, released Friday, calls the case a test of whether fair trials can be held "even in the worst of cases."
Sandusky, 69, a former longtime Penn State assistant coach, was convicted last year of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. He is serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence.
The new filing also repeats other arguments that were recently rejected by the mid-level Superior Court, including a claim that Sandusky's lawyers lacked sufficient time to prepare and that a prosecutor improperly referred to Sandusky's decision not to testify.
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