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Jerry Sandusky’s Lawyers Go Back To Court This Week

Jerry Sandusky (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Jerry Sandusky (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is headed to court on Tuesday to challenge his child molestation convictions.

Lawyers for convicted child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky are expected to ask a state court judge to overturn a sentence that could keep Sandusky behind bars for the rest of his life.

They’re also asking the court to order a new trial.

Pennsylvania’s superior court will decide three key issues- first whether prosecutors made a reference to the fact that Sandusky did not testify at trial.

Second- whether jury instructions were improperly handled and finally whether the defense was given enough time to prepare for trial.

Sandusky is not expected to be in the courtroom.

He’s currently serving a 30 to 60 year prison sentence for sexually abuse 10 boys.

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