Defense attorneys for Jerry Sandusky requested an extra two weeks to file documents in support of the former assistant football coach’s appeal, according to court documents filed today.
The documents cite large amounts of files to comb through in preparation for the appeal, as well as the recovery time of newly acquired appellate attorney Norris Gelman, who recently had a heart attack and open-heart surgery, according to the documents.
The motion also states that the prosecution team will not be hurt by the two-week extension, according to court documents.
Sandusky, Penn State's former assistant football coach, was found guilty on 45 counts of sexual abuse in late June and was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison in October. He is currently housed at the State Correctional Institution at Greene in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Read Wednesday's edition of The Daily Collegian for more details.