The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will not review former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's convictions for child molestation.
Sandusky, convicted of 45 counts in June 2012 of sexually abusing young boys over a decade, argued in a bid for an appeal that his lawyers were rushed too quickly too trial and that prosecutors had improperly made reference to his decision not to testify.
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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky forfeited a $4,900-a-month pension when he was convicted of child molestation, the state contends.
He also said that the trial judge should have instructed the jury about the length of time it took the victims to report their abuse.
The state attorney general countered there was no basis for an appeal to the state's highest court.
The Supreme Court justices did not address any of the arguments in their terse ruling on Wednesday:
“AND NOW, this 2nd day of April, 2014, the Petition for Allowance of Appeal is DENIED.”
The 70-year-old Sandusky is serving 30 to 60 years in prison for abusing 10 boys tied to the Second Mile charity he ran to help underprivileged kids.
He has maintained his innocence and his wife Dottie earlier this month appeared on TODAY and said she believes the victims falsely accused her husband for financial gain.
— Jeff Black, with The Associated Press
First published April 2 2014, 1:55 PM