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Jerry Sandusky In Court As His Lawyers Ask For New Trial

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By Jim Melwert

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Convicted child-molester Jerry Sandusky was back in Centre County court Thursday, as his defense team tries to argue for a new trial.

Before his trial started, lawyers for Jerry Sandusky argued they needed more time to prepare an adequate defense. The trial was pushed back once, but then refused any further delays.

But his defense team says it’s clear counsel could not come close to fulfilling their obligation after what they call a vast amount of material the protection turned over at the 11 hour.

Sandusky’s lawyers will also challenge testimony by a janitorial supervisor who told jurors a co-worker had seen Sandusky with a boy known as victim 8. That boy has never been identified.

And they’ll argue some of the charges were so general and non-specific, they should have been dismissed.

Sandusky arrived Wednesday at the Centre County Correctional Facility from the state prison in southwestern Pennsylvania, where he’s serving 30-to-60 years after being convicted on 45-of-48 counts of sexual abuse.

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