Breaking News: Jury Reaches Verdict in John Edwards TrialPosted: May 31, 2012
Well, the time has come…
We will post the verdict shortly…See below for updates!
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John Edwards at the federal courthouse for jury deliberations in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photograph: John Adkisson/Reuters
It appears that the jury has been sent back to the court jury room for further deliberation on other counts, although Fox News is reporting “Jury deadlocked on most counts”.
What all this means will become clear soon. We hope.
[Updated at 2:55 p.m. ET] The prosecution has asked for the jury to go back in the jury room to deliberate. The defense has asked for a mistrial on the remaining counts.
The judge is taking a five minute recess on the matter. The judge has the option to issue an “Allen charge,” which is essentially a request from the court for the jury to go back into deliberations and try again to reach a unanimous verdict on all counts.