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Sandusky conviction to get appeals court review

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 17, 2013 6:09 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Jerry Sandusky's lawyer and the state attorney general's office are heading to a northeastern Pennsylvania courtroom as he seeks to have his child molestation conviction overturned.

The state Superior Court proceeding today is being held in Wilkes-Barre, as part of the court's effort to give more people a chance to see how it operates.

Sandusky argues his lawyers didn't have enough time to prepare and that a prosecutor made an improper reference during the trial to the fact that Sandusky didn't testify on his own behalf.

Other issues involve the jury instructions issued by the judge.

The 69-year-old former Penn State assistant coach is asking for a new trial. He's serving a 30- to 60-year sentence after being convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse last year.

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