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Sandusky Defense Requests Hearing

by on December 14, 2012 8:37 AM

Jerry Sandusky's lawyer, Joe Amendola, filed a motion on Thursday asking that Judge John Cleland grant the defense a hearing to present support for its post-sentence motions. 

Amendola said that the defense needs time to present testimony and exhibits -- not to take longer than two hours, according to the court document -- to buffer its argument that the defense's right to due process as granted by the Constitution was violated when Sandusky was not granted a continuance before his June trial.

The defense requested the trial be pushed back because of the amount of discovery material received from the Attorney General's Office. Amendola said the lack of adequate time to go through all of the material resulted in Sandusky's inability to build a defense to the charges against him, according to the court document.

Sandusky, 68, is seeking an appeal of his June 22 conviction. He was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts of child sexual abuse and is currently serving his 30-60 year sentence in SCI Greene, a maximum security prison, where he is housed in a single cell for roughly 23 hours a day. 

Sandusky Motion for Evidentiary Hearing

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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