Sandusky Loses Appeal for New Trial

Jerry Sandusky’s request for a new trial–his lawyers claimed they weren’t given enough time to prepare–was rejected today in McKean County Court.

Judge John Cleland’s 27-page order said lawyers for the former Penn State assistant football coach conceded that their post-trial review turned up no material that would have changed their trial strategy.

In other words, they admitted they had nothing. Which was sort of a problem. Sandusky will now appeal to the Superior Court. If that appeal is denied, his fate is pretty much sealed. [AP]