Jerry Sandusky still has a shot at an appeal, according to court documents filed Monday.
The Superior Court of Pennsylvania responded and ruled on two motions — one of which included the prosecution’s request to dismiss the appeal due to late court documents. The other document, filed by defense attorney Karl Rominger, explained the late documentation and the request for an extension of the brief, according to court documents filed Dec. 4.
Rominger and the defense team now have until Dec. 26 to file a document in support of the post-sentence motions, which detail why the former assistant Penn State football coach should be granted an appeal, according to court documents.
The court ruled that no further extensions of the brief will be granted at this time, according to court documents.
The prosecution’s attempt to dismiss the appeal was also denied and Sandusky’s hearing to determine the validity of the post-sentence motions is set for Jan. 10, 2013, according to court documents.
Sandusky was found guilty on 45 counts of child sex abuse in June and is currently serving his 30 to 60 year sentence at a southwestern state prison. He continues to maintain his innocence.