Jury In John Edwards Trial Starts Sixth Day

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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May 25, 2012

The jury in John Edwards' campaign corruption trial has begun a sixth day of deliberations Friday.

The jury looked at about 20 exhibits during its discussions
Thursday. Most of them were financial records involving money given
by a wealthy Texas lawyer. Prosecutors say Edwards used the money in a plan to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the 2008
Democratic presidential nomination.

The jury also wanted to see a tape of Edwards' interview on
ABC's "Nightline." During that interview, Edwards said he never
asked anybody to pay any money.

The jury has previously looked at financial records involving an
elderly heiress.

Edwards is charged with six felony counts related to illegal
campaign contributions. Legal experts say it's still too early to
read too much into the deliberations.


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