Sandusky Asks Pa. Supreme Court to Take Up His Case

Jerry’s last resort?

Jerry Sandusky today appealed to Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court to ask it to grant him a new trial. A month ago, a lower court denied a similar appeal. Sandusky’s main argument this time is that the jurors in his original trial were not notified about the amount of time it look his victims to come forward.

The petition argues that [Superior Court] Judge John Cleland’s decision not to issue the “failure to make a prompt report” jury instruction was catastrophic to the defense strategy. “It cut the heart out of (Sandusky)’s main defense,” they wrote.

Regarding the recent settlement Penn State agreed to pay 26 victims, Sandusky’s lawyer added, “My guess is that the jurors never dreamed that the complainants would become multimillionaires.” Yeah, that’s exactly the kind of argument that’s going to win over the high court. [AP]

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  • carolineredbrook

    Jerry Sandusky is right where he should be – out of reach of innocent little children. Accused pedophiles like Sylvain Kustyan, Jerry Sandusky, etc. (and their enablers) must be apprehended before they have years to continue to destroy young lives. Sandusky is now safely behind bars. But unfortunately, Kustyan, who has been formally charged with two counts each of 1st Degree Sodomy and Sexual Abuse of a ten-year-old little boy, fled to avoid imminent arrest. Kustyan, formerly of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Hermin/ Mazingarbe, France, is now a fugitive from the law. Perpetrators condemn their victims to a lifetime of emotional and psychological trauma and often permanent physical ailments as well. Since the average pedophile has 300 different victims in their lifetime and since the recidivism rate among pedophiles is virtually 100% and since there is no effective treatment and no known cure, they and their enablers must be stopped ASAP!