Sandusky's attorneys: TV interview shown to jurors grounds for appeal

Sandusky's attorneys: TV interview shown to jurors grounds for appeal

Sandusky's attorneys: TV interview shown to jurors grounds for appeal

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Posted on June 25, 2012 at 10:20 AM

(WHAS11) -- Jerry Sandusky's attorneys say they will appeal his conviction and they may use a television interview as grounds.

On Friday, a Pennsylvania jury convicted Sandusky of 45 counts of child sex abuse and child endangerment.

Before the verdict, Sandusky's lawyers sought a mistrial pointing to an NBC News interview with Bob Costas that was shown to the jury.

They say the version jurors saw had a brief repetition of a key question, in which Sandusky was asked if he was attracted to young boys.

An attorney for victim number five says the next phase of this case will be civil cases against Penn State University.

"Penn State knew a lot.  Penn State knew, from everyone from the janitor who cleaned the showers to the president of the university by the time the young man who I represent was assaulted that Mr. Sandusky was a grave risk to children," said Tom Kline attorney for victim #5.

Kline says the evidence of a deep cover-up is supported by emails, documents, and court testimony.

When Jerry Sandusky is sentenced in the next 90 days he faces more than 400 years in prison.
 

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