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Penn State Sex Scandal Update: Jerry Sandusky denied new trial, Pa. appeals court rules

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for sentencing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Gene J. Puskar

Jerry Sandusky arrives for sentencing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.
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(CBS/AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Wednesday that Jerry Sandusky doesn't deserve a new trial after being convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys.

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The decision was handed down by a three-judge Superior Court panel barely two weeks afterhearing oral arguments by a state prosecutor and lawyers for the former Penn State assistant football coach.

Sandusky says his lawyers didn't have enough time to prepare for trial, a prosecutor made improper references to Sandusky not testifying on his own behalf and the judge mishandled jury instructions. The attorney general's office says the convictions should stand.

The 69-year-old Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence. His lawyer says he plans to seek Supreme Court review.

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