Edwards Trial Deliberations Continue as Alternate Jurors Sent Home
Jonathan Serrie reported from the courthouse in Greensboro, North Carolina where the drama continues to unfold in the John Edwards trial. Serrie said that today a juror gave the judge a note raising an issue about the lawyers involved in the case. It’s unclear whether it was a complaint about the deliberation process or just a request for further direction. Former federal prosecutor Kieran Shanahan said that it’s unusual that recent notes have come from individual jurors and not the jury as a whole.
Serrie reports that the judge has allowed deliberations to continue and the jury is scheduled to return tomorrow. Four alternate jurors
were able to go home as long as they didn’t discuss the case or watch media reports. The alternates had been wearing matching colored shirts in court and Judge Catherine Eagles told them today, “Everyone in the courtroom will miss your cheerful faces. We will regret not knowing the color for tomorrow.”