Inside The Edward Jury
POSTED: Monday, June 4, 2012 - 6:58am
UPDATED: Monday, June 4, 2012 - 6:58am
Jury members discuss the case.
Several jurors from the John Edwards campaign corruption trial are offering some insight on what led them to their decision.
The jury acquitted Edwards on one charge but deadlocked on five others, leading the judge to declare a mistrial.
"We tried to put our feelings aside and what we were doing was looking at the facts to come up with our verdict," said juror Cindy Aquaro.
They say that although many of the jurors believed Edwards was guilty of at least some of the charges, the majority wanted to acquit because the government presented a weak case with an admitted liar as star witness, former Edwards aide Andrew Young.
"I think the credibility of the witness was of the utmost importance to us," said jury foreman David Recchion.
The mistrial has forced the government to decide whether to retry Edwards, which many find unlikely.
While he awaits that decision, Edwards has hinted at trying to redeem himself.
"I don't think god's through with me," he said after the trial's end.
That has led to speculation on whether he means personally or politically.