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Jurors in Edwards case reach verdict on 1 count

Posted: May 31, 2012 12:12 p.m.
Updated: May 31, 2012 12:12 p.m.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - The jury in the John Edwards campaign corruption trial has reached a verdict on one of six counts, but is apparently deadlocked on the others.

The judge told the jury Thursday that she understood that the panel had reached a verdict on all counts, and the jury foreman said no.

The jury said it had reached a verdict on one count of taking illegal campaign contributions. The money involves payments from wealthy donor Rachel "Bunny" Mellon. The verdict was not announced.

Prosecutors argued that the jury should keep deliberating and the defense asked for the verdict to be read. They also want a mistrial on the other counts.

The judge is taking a five-minute break to weigh her options.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.




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