UPDATE - Sandusky to appeal ruling he won't get new trial

SOURCE: MGN
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- 4:20 p.m

Jerry Sandusky's lawyer says he'll appeal a judge's decision that the former Penn State assistant football coach shouldn't get a new trial or have charges dismissed.

Defense attorney Al Lindsay said Wednesday the ruling isn't the end of Sandusky's criminal case and that he still hopes to vindicate Sandusky and secure his release from state prison.

Lindsay says he's disappointed with Judge John Foradora's opinion and order, which rejected dozens of claims Lindsay had raised.

The 73-year-old Sandusky had argued that he didn't receive adequate representation at trial and that prosecutors should have disclosed more details about changes to victims' stories.

He's serving a 30- to 60-year prison term for abuse of 10 boys.

1:25 p.m.

Jerry Sandusky's hopes of getting a new trial are dashed after a judge declined to overturn his conviction for sexual abuse of 10 boys in one of the biggest scandals in college football history.

A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday denied the former Penn State assistant football coach's request for another chance to convince a jury he's innocent, as Sandusky has consistently maintained.

The case led to major structural and procedural changes at Penn State and cost the university well over $200 million in fines, settlements and other costs.

The 73-year-old Sandusky had argued that he didn't receive adequate representation at trial and that prosecutors should have disclosed more details about changes to victims' stories.

Sandusky has 30 days to appeal to the Superior Court.

He is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence.