Jerry Sandusky Convicted; Lawyers Tried to Resign

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On Friday night, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty of 45 out of 48 counts against him stemming from a child sexual abuse scandal that rocked college football.

Over the weekend, Sandusky’s lawyers revealed that with the speed of the trial, they felt they didn’t have adequate time to prepare for Sandusky’s defense.

As a result of the enormous amount of evidence the lawyers had to go through in preparation for the trial, they felt the trial date was coming too quickly and actually asked the judge to allow them to withdraw from the case.

The judge denied that request.

Legal observers believe that the revealing portrait of the lawyers without enough time to prepare for the case may be used as grounds for appeal.

Because of the number of counts and their mandatory minimum sentences, Sandusky is facing life in prison without parole. He’ll be sentenced in about three months.

Source: CBS News; Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images