John Edwards Trial Jurors Speak Out on Hannity: Why Some Believe He's Guilty
Eight of the jurors from the John Edwards trial joined Hannity to speak out less than 24 hours after the verdict was reached. The judge declared a mistrial after the jurors were unable to reach a unanimous decision on five of the six counts. The alternate juror who was accused of allegedly flirting with Edwards was one of the eight who joined the show. Denise Speight said, “I’m happy on a normal basis and I think they just misconstrued my smiling.” The other jurors agreed that when they heard those rumors, it was a non-story for them.
The jury foreman, David Recchion, said he believed Edwards was guilty because, “The credibility was an issue. We saw that with Andrew Young. We felt like there was a credibility gap there. I felt the same way with John Edwards.
So I personally looked at the evidence that was delivered, all of the witnesses that were delivered and when you pull all of that together with the instructions from the judge, it looked like there were some things added up. The issue however was connecting all the dots by the prosecution.”
One juror said that she felt he was guilty but the evidence wasn’t there, so she had to vote not guilty. Another juror said she also felt that Edwards was guilty, but the money was never in his hands making it hard to prove his guilt.
Juror Ladonna Foster described what the experience was like, saying, “There were days when the air was just thick. We have yelled and screamed at each other. We’ve said horrible things to each other. We’ve come back and apologized. We’ve hugged, we’ve prayed together every day.”
Check out the clips from Hannity last night of the jurors speaking out: