Sandusky's attorneys ask for new trial

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  • Jerry Sandusky filed a motion for a new trial
  • Sandusky's attorneys say they did not have enough time to prepare for the trial
Sandusky's attorneys ask for new trial

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Jerry Sandusky was back in court Thursday to file a motion for a new trial.

Sandusky’s attorneys say that there was not enough evidence for a conviction and that they needed more time to prepare for the trial.

In October, the former assistant football coach was sentenced to between 30 and 60 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years.

Joe Amendola, Sandusky's attorney, told the judge Thursday that he was not ready for his client's molestation trial in October, but he also said he feels he could not have defended Sandusky any differently.

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Sandusky’s defense attorneys have said that this motion will be a challenge to win. However, they also say if the judge denies it, they will file a new motion based on other legal grounds.

"If you win on one of the appeal issues, everything probably falls," Amendola says.

Sandusky’s legal team has also filed a motion asking the court to reconsider his sentence.

The judge did not give a date as to when he will rule on the motion for a new trial. Sandusky will be able to appeal the motion to a higher court if he finds the ruling unfavorable.

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