Attorneys for former Penn State Assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky stood before a Pennsylvania appeals court on Tuesday arguing for a new trial for the convicted child abuser.
The attorneys argued, among other things, that they had inadequate time to prepare for trial and the judge mishandled the jury instructions. Sandusky’s attorney Norris Gelman also argued that the delay between the time of the offenses and the time the accusations were made was not made clear to jurors. A representative of the state attorney general’s office rejected that argument, saying the jurors were fully informed.
Sandusky, 69, was convicted last year on 45 counts of child sex abuse and is now serving a 30 to 60 year sentence in state prison. The three superior court judges who heard arguments did not indicate how they might rule, according to the AP.