Jury in John Edwards trial starting 6th day of deliberations
ASSOCIATED PRESS May 25, 2012 9:12AM
Former U.S. presidential candidate and Sen. John Edwards leaves federal court with his daughter Cate Edwards during the fifth day of jury deliberations in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, May 24, 2012. Edwards has pleaded not guilty to six counts related to campaign finance violations over nearly $1 million from two wealthy donors used to help hide the Democrat's pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. The jury has ended the fifth day of deliberations. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The jury in John Edwards’ campaign corruption trial is set for 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.