Though found guilty on 45 counts of child-sex abuse, former Penn State defensive coordinator and serial pedophile Jerry Sandusky has maintained his innocence, and in October of last year, sought a new trial. Sandusky claimed that his lawyers weren’t given enough time to prepare for the 50-plus original counts he faced.
Sandusky won’t get that new trial. Per the Associated Press, Judge John Cleland issued a 27-page order noting there was no new material by the defense that indicated their strategy in Sandusky’s trial could have been any different. Cleland also “rejected post-sentencing motions regarding jury instructions, hearsay testimony and other matters.”
Sandusky was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison in what essentially amounts to a life sentence for the now 69-year-old. Sandusky can appeal the decision to the mid-level Superior Court, but basically, consider this a closing on Sandusky’s fate.