The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday ordered convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky to be resentenced, but denied his request for a new trial, according to court documents.
The former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted in 2012 of sexually abusing 10 boys, spanning over at least 15 years, and was sentenced in a lower court to at least 30 years in prison.
The Superior Court has now ruled it was illegal to impose mandatory minimum sentences during the sentencing and ordered the lower court to re-sentence Sandusky “without application of any unlawful mandatory minimum sentences.”
Attorney Al Lindsay, who now represents Sandusky, says he’s hopeful that the lower court will reduce Sandusky’s sentence, but there’s no way to know if that’s going to happen until the resentencing takes place.
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Lindsay told CNN he spoke to his client about today’s decision. “He’s disappointed, but we’re in for the long haul with this, and Jerry understands that it’s going to be a long fight,” Lindsay said.
Lindsay added that he will appeal Sandusky’s case to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court next.