BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky's attorney has filed notice that he'll appeal a judge's ruling last month that rejected arguments that defense attorneys didn't have enough time to prepare for the three-week trial at which the former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted on 45 child sex abuse charges.
The documents filed Monday on Centre County Common Pleas Court do not explain the issues defense attorney Joseph Amendola plans to raise in his Superior Court appeal. Rather, they give notice an appeal will be filed so a transcript can be prepared of the hearings that led Judge John Cleland on Jan. 30 to reject Amendola's earlier request for a new trial.
Cleland's 27-page ruling also rejected defense arguments about jury instructions, hearsay testimony and a comment by the prosecution during closing arguments.
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