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Fox News alert jury deliberations now underway in the case against John Edwards.
He's accused of using donations from two wealthy -- supporters to hide his pregnant mistress.
Edwards faces up to thirty years in jail a more than a million dollars in fines and Jonathan -- outside the courthouse now Greensboro, North Carolina.
Can we say what his fate will hinge upon Jonathan.
It really boils down to two things first of all whether John Edwards -- -- about that secret money from two wealthy donors that.
Went into helping hide his pregnant mistress during that 2008 election cycle.
And whether the money was simply private gifts to keep keep him out of hot water with his wife as the defense argues.
Or if it was intended to protect his political aspirations.
As the prosecution claims now about the money question judge Catherine Eagles instructed the jury that the government does not have to prove that the sole or only purpose.
Was to influence an election.
But if the donor would have made the payment notwithstanding the election.
It's not a contribution so a lot for this jury to consider as they deliberate this case in the building you see right B.
I need bill indeed it is -- did judge also give them any instructions about separating how they decide.
Between the wall.
And the emotional pain that was inflicted upon his wife.
-- That was yet that was part of the defense's closing arguments edwards' attorneys were very critical.
Of the prosecution for dwelling on this seeing us.
John Edwards without as they claim proving that their client committed any crimes in closing arguments -- -- people questioned -- Prosecutors brought up an incident in which Elizabeth Edwards who had breast cancer -- her chest to her husband during a heated confrontation.
In an aircraft hangar poll asked jurors rhetorically.
Did the story of Elizabeth Edwards at the -- -- Edwards knew he was doing something illegal or was it to make you not like him.
In a rebuttal prosecutor David -- Bach explained.
This is powerful evidence of where his head is where his priorities are his priority -- and his family.
It was his campaign bill.
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