Edwards Jury Saw Guilt, but Lack of Proof

Posted on AllSides June 3rd, 2012
From The Center

The jury foreman in the campaign-finance trial of John Edwards said Friday that most jurors agreed "at a gut-check level" that the former presidential candidate was guilty of wrongdoing, but they did not have enough evidence to convict him.

"When we would take some polling, we would say, 'Is he guilty? Yes, he is,' " foreman David Recchion said in a telephone interview. "But as a jury, we couldn't leave it there. We had to take that answer, leave it at the door, and then look at the evidence." He...

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