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Superior Court Grants Sandusky Defense Extension to File Documents

by on December 12, 2012 12:09 PM

Jerry Sandusky's defense team has until Dec. 26 to file all of the necessary documents to keep his hopes of an appeal intact. 

On Monday, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania granted Sandusky's attorney, Karl Rominger, another extension to file post-sentence motions after he missed the last deadline. Rominger has until Dec. 26 to file, and then no more extensions will be granted, according to the court document. 

The court also denied the Commonwealth's motion to dismiss the appeal given the missed deadlines. 

A hearing will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 10 in the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Judge John Cleland will preside over the hearing. 

Sandusky, 68, was sentenced on Oct. 9 to 30-60 years behind bars for his sex crimes. He was convicted on June 22 on 45 of 48 counts of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period. He is serving his life sentence in SCI Greene, a maximum-security prison.

1269 MDA 2012 Com v Sandusky, G - Second Order Granting Application for Extension of Time to File Brief and...

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