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?” click here to read more