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Jerry Sandusky presses appeal, wants to question ex-lawyers

Written by The Associated Press | May 2, 2016 12:58 PM
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Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, right, leaves the Centre County Courthouse after a hearing of arguments on his request for an evidentiary hearing in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(Bellefonte) -- A judge is considering whether to order a hearing where Jerry Sandusky's lawyers can question witnesses about defense claims that the former Penn State assistant football coach was unfairly convicted of child molestation. 

Judge John Cleland didn't say when he would rule.

Earlier today, he pressed Sandusky attorney Al Lindsay about whether state rules even allow the sort of questioning Lindsay wants to conduct. 

The hour-long hearing involved several issues.

Among them: a prosecutor's statement at the close of trial that one of the 10 victims was known only to God, and whether prosecutors leaked news of the grand jury investigation. 

Lindsay wants permission to call witnesses, including Sandusky's former defense lawyers, about the investigation and trial.  

Sandusky appeared in court today but played no active role.

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