Defense attorneys for Jerry Sandusky are requesting through the Thanksgiving holiday to file any last statements in support of their post sentence motions for the former assistant football coach, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
The documents cite the volumes of material and files the defense has continued to comb through from both the trial and initial charges, according to the documents. The defense wrote that they would be able to file a “far more meaningful brief” if the extra two weeks were to be granted, according to the documents.
The request also cites newly acquired appellate attorney Norris Gelman’s health, as he continues to recover from a heart attack and open-heart surgery, according to the documents.
A two-week extension should not come as a deterrent for the prosecution team, either, according to court documents.
Sandusky 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 where he is serving his sentence.
He has maintained his innocence throughout the trial and sentencing, and his attorneys have said they plan to appeal the case.