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Issues to be debated at Sandusky's appeals hearing

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • September 14, 2013 - 8:25 AM

Superior Court will hear oral argument Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre as former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky seeks a new trial. Here's what his lawyer and the attorney general's office will debate:

PROMPT COMPLAINT: Did the judge make a mistake when he did not give jurors a defense-requested instruction about the failure of some of the victims to report their abuse in promptly?

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SANDUSKY TESTIMONY: Did the prosecutor cross a line when he referred to a Sandusky TV interview, raising questions in jurors' minds about why he did not take the stand in his own defense?

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