John Edwards acquitted on one charge mistrial on the other 5 . Will they retry him?
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards
was found not guilty Thursday on one of the six counts of campaign
finance fraud against him. The jury deadlocked on the other counts, and
the judge declared a mistrial.
U.S. District Judge Catherine
Eagles had sent the jury of eight men and four women back to resume
deliberations earlier in the afternoon after the foreman reported that
jurors had reached a verdict on one count, but not the other five.
The jurors, already in their ninth day of deliberations, returned after 20 minutes.
The judge asked, "Would further deliberations have any reasonable chance of a unanimous decision on the other counts?"
The foreman replied, "No, your honor."
who was handed the foreman's note before it was read by the clerk,
showed no emotion upon doing so. When the verdict was announced,
however, he smiled, then reached over and hugged his daughter Cate and
his parents. He also gave a bear hug to his attorneys, saying, "Thank
you, thank you all."
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