Prosecutors in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case filed to dismiss the former assistant football coach's appeal due to late court documents earlier today, but defense attorney Karl Rominger said it was simply a "calendaring error."
Rominger said the defense was planning on filing for another extension in the post-sentence motion process but the document was mis-dated and therefore, never filed. He said he filed a motion today to correct the problem and there should be no repercussions for the mistake.
The Superior Court Media Information page shows no additions in court documents filed online, as of Wednesday night.
Documents filed earlier in the day detail the course of events that have followed since Sandusky's attorneys filed post sentence motions in an attempt to start the appeal process of the sex abuse case. Sandusky was found guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse in late June and is currently serving his 30 to 60 year sentence in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Prosecutors argued that Sandusky's attorney Karl Rominger has missed his date to file a brief — or document in support of the initial post sentence motions — which focus on lack of preparation time from the defense, according to court documents.
As of Dec. 3, Rominger had not filed the brief or requested another extension of time, according to court documents. As per Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure, prosecutors can now move to have the whole matter dismissed because the specified time frames are not being met, according to court documents.
The court has not ruled on the matter as of Wednesday afternoon.
Read Thursday's edition of The Daily Collegian for more details.