Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky starts his appeal process tomorrow at the Centre County Courthouse.
Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky wants a new trial or at the very least his sentence of 30 to 60 years reduced. His lawyers are expected to argue they were not given enough time to properly defend their client. Attorney Tom Marsilo was a prosecutor for Luzerne County and the State of Pennsylvania. He says Sandusky and his lawyers have their work cut out for them.
Attorney Tom Marsilio, former prosecutor, says: "He has to prove to the court, in some fashion, his client was significantly prejudiced. He also has to establish that the judge abused his discretion in not granting two continuances. Judge Clelan is a pragmatic judge, and I feel he did what was prudent and correct."
Marsilio says the chances of overturning a conviction, based on what he has seen in this case, are very slim, if not impossible. Marsilio insists that Sandusky and his lawyers made a big mistake early on in this case.
Marsilio says: "I find that they erred when he and his lawyers waived a preliminary hearing while not formal discovery tool is an excellent opportunity to get information for your case."
Andy Mehalshick, reporter, says: "And once again most legal experts agree that Jerry Sandusky and his lawyers have an uphill battle to get this conviction over turned or get a reduced sentence. Reporting at Centre Co. Court in Bellefone, AM Eyewitness News.