Questions surround Edwards trial
Court to take up mysterious jury issue
- Duration 4:19
- Date May 28, 2012
Court to take up mysterious jury issue
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The John Edwards corruption trial due back tomorrow for day seven of deliberations -- comes as questions swirl around the jury.
After ABC news reported that one female alternate has been flirting.
What Edwards in the courtroom.
On Friday the judge abruptly kicked out the reporters for a meeting with attorneys no word on exactly what they discussed or if that report.
Of the flirtatious juror had anything to do -- that.
But we're told the judge is expected to take up the jury issue again in the morning.
Edwards of course is facing up to thirty years in prison.
As well as hefty fines on charges that he used nearly a million dollars in campaign cash.
To hide his pregnant mistress during his 2008 presidential run.
His wife Elizabeth was battling cancer which killed her in 2010.
John edwards' lawyers say he's only guilty of being a bad husband.
But back to the issue with the jury.
And the reported that flirtatious alternate.
One former prosecutor says the judge may now have to question all the jurors to make sure the alternates behavior has not tainted them.
Let's bring in our legal -- former prosecutor Jeffrey Steinberg and Fox News legal analyst.
Mercedes Colin what are they Mercedes and in this Forte -- jerk -- could this put this trial and Jeff.
No actually the judges that is going to go juror by insurance they have this influenced you in any way are you at all -- in these first of -- been sworn to tell the truth funny enough this happened to -- anything very similar case here right in new York county and the judge did exactly that.
Pulled every single juror and then admonished.
The other side it was the opposing sides lawyer that was flirting with a during that this is not how I conduct my -- you have to stop the shenanigans.
So I'd bet that when he -- all those reports to leave the courtroom that's exactly what detected he actually admonished the parties in the courtroom.
What what do you think -- -- you look at this jury they've asked for a lot of evidence -- mean our big deadlocked do you think they're stuck on something.
I gotta tell you -- this is definitely got a prosecutorial.
Generally on high profile cases on high profile.
We'll let those.
They come in within four -- five hours Casey Anthony was in four hours at the 33 days.
OJ Simpson was in five hours if they don't have an acquittal -- would add that acquittal -- -- A fluid there is fourteen days you know -- -- for a hung jury or other reiterated war -- a conviction.
That it's -- -- to walk by Mercedes I mean god let it took fourteen is we had a missed from mean I think a couple of things that the that the defense says -- that there's been no smoking gun.
And right now see if I expect really truly exists amongst -- they want something to be wrapped up quickly they want the smoking gun.
Why hasn't -- hasn't there been any but it -- important that hey John Edwards intended to use that that money they came in his campaign.
They didn't it.
When -- -- a little -- Deborah 12.
When you -- after all this evidence Mercedes are they trying to sway somebody is that the possibility -- maybe they're just trying to go over this detail by detail to sway one of the jurors who might be holding out.
I think that's a great point -- I definitely think that there is at least some -- among -- -- and they're looking for that evidence it's been very complicated case.
They're going to that evidence of trying to convince someone it's definitely split eventually it -- may say we've had enough and have a hung jury at the end.
Your thoughts -- you have -- -- you have one of the most.
Hated men on the planet in this case and I think that there really going to -- him out and try and find a way to find him guilty.
He has been with his wife for 37 years he left after she was terminally ill -- -- becomes -- Baby daddy cannot use the word today -- then you're is that -- not a crime that's not bad rap video that got what they a look at what they look good for this.
I don't let me just get yeah I want your response -- -- -- that the alternate -- all wearing the same colors very quickly but let's look at that.
I think it's kind of funny I mean honestly -- it must be added the judge's ruling to say bring.
Where some clothing I really honestly don't know it's just a guess on my part.
But essentially all the time and I let -- I don't -- -- higher at the end.
-- -- -- -- Good -- you both good to see -- thank you thank --