Thorny Issues Force Edwards Jury To Take Its Time

By Ian Thoms (May 30, 2012, 9:11 PM EDT) -- Jurors in the criminal trial of John Edwards concluded their eighth day of deliberations Wednesday without reaching a verdict, as they continue to wrestle with the ins and outs of a case that even the government doesn't seem to fully agree on, experts said.

Prosecutors claim Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina, used nearly $1 million in illegal campaign donations to cover up an extramarital affair and the child he fathered, fearing they would have sunk his 2008 presidential bid. If convicted on all six counts of conspiracy and campaign finance violations, he will face 30 years in prison....

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