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Sandusky asks judge to throw out conviction

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Jerry Sandusky filed a post trial motion Thursday to request that his verdict be overturned, attorney Karl Rominger has confirmed.

This motion will be heard by Judge John Cleland, who presided over the Sandusky child sex abuse case. Rominger said they will ask for a new trial.

If Cleland approves the motion, Sandusky will be granted a new trial. If he denies it, Sandusky's attorney's will have the chance to file an appeal to the appellate court.

Rominger said the motion will list over 30 reasons Cleland should grant the appeal. Rominger said the main point of contention is that Cleland never granted Sandusky extra time to prepare for trial.

In addition, Rominger said if they had been granted an appeal, the defense team would have been able to enter psychological evidence under a new Pennsylvania law that passed just days after Sandusky's conviction on 43 of 45 counts of child sex abuse.

Rominger also said he takes issue with a comment prosecutors made to the jury about Sandusky not taking the stand at trial.

According to the judge's orders, Sandusky is set to be moved to the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill tomorrow. Rominger said Cleland must now decide if that will still happen.

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