Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards not guilty on one count; a mistrial declared on 5 counts. That was the verdict handed down Thursday in the John Edwards trial on charges of campaign finance corruption. The John Edwards not guilty verdict comes on the heels of reports the former presidential candidate was actually flirting with some of the members of the jury.
On Thursday afternoon, the jury in the John Edwards trial reported they had a unanimous verdict on one charge against the former North Carolina senator. On the other six charges, however, they reported they could not make a decision. The judge sent the jury back out to deliberate further, but they returned shortly only to declare they were hopelessly deadlocked on all but one charge. Thus, a John Edwards not guilty verdict was declared on one charge, and a mistrial declared on the other five.