Well, folks, Jerry Sandusky did not like the result of his criminal trial, where he is now sentenced to at least 30 years in prison.
So, what’re his lawyers doing? Asking for a new trial, of course!
The former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted of sexually abusing ten boys over a fifteen-year period.
Along with requesting a new trial, his lawyers have requested that the sentence be reconsidered. At 68 years old, even the minimum of 30 years in prison would effectively be a life sentence.
The lawyers argue there was insufficient evidence to convict Sandusky… which is odd, because a judge and jury really thought there was plenty. They also argue that some of the counts against Sandusky were too general to prepare an adequate defense.
After sentencing, defense attorney Joe Amendola said if he had more time, Sandusky would be acquitted. Uh-huh. That’s like saying you would’ve played in the NFL if it weren’t for your bum knee.
Sandusky called the outcome of his trial “the worst loss of my life.” I would hope so, Jer. In his closing statement at sentencing, he made an attempt at calling each victim habitual liars and attention-seekers, never mind that the victims’ names were Victim Numbers One through Ten.
Jerry Sandusky retired from Penn State football in 1999, but was still given access to facilities. Jurors found him guilty of using this access and his foundation for underprivileged youths to sexually molest young boys.