Edwards jury reaches verdict on just one count

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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 1:56 pm

Jurors in the John Edwards campaign corruption trial reached a decision on only one of six counts facing the former presidential candidate.

The judge has instructed jurors to resume deliberating.

The jurors have been deliberating for about nine days.

Edwards is accused of masterminding a plan to use money from wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. Defense attorneys said Edwards did not knowingly break campaign finance laws. They also said the payments to hide his mistress Rielle Hunter were gifts, not campaign contributions.

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