Breaking: Verdict Reached in John Edwards Trial (Update: Not Guilty on Count Three)
May 31, 2012 - 11:36 am
After eight days of deliberations, the jury in the campaign finance trial of former Democrat senator, presidential candidate and vice presidential nominee John Edwards has reached a verdict. We’ll have that verdict as soon as the jury announces it. The reading of the verdict is moments away. Edwards could face 30 years in prison if he is convicted.
Update: Fox is hearing that there’s a unanimous verdict on one of the counts, and a hung jury on the rest.
Update: The jury has reached a verdict on count three, concerning whether Edwards illegally accepted donations from Bunny Mellon above the legal campaign limit. They claim to be hung on the other five charges. The defense wanted a mistrial declared, but the judge has reportedly instructed the jury to go back and finish up its work on the other five counts.
Update: Mistrial on five counts, as the jury could not reach a verdict on them, and not guilty on Count Three.
So, how long before CNN, MSNBC and Current compete to give Edwards his own show?