Inside the jury room
Edwards' trial jury on high-profile case
- Duration 5:25
- Date Jun 1, 2012
Edwards' trial jury on high-profile case
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With the edwards' trial jurors eight of them are right listen I'd love to be on a jury imovie all -- Mike you guys like -- in Chattanooga that.
Then you really you -- in the history and using came -- -- we did it has a right that you are saying simply describe what went on in the jury room.
There -- there are days when the air was just stick we have.
Yelled and screamed at each other we've says the horrible things to each other we've come back and apologize.
With -- -- we've prayed together every day you pray that we ignore him and -- might be illegal in America today.
A bit at it -- before you -- -- we held hands and prayed everyday.
It sounds of the rights two times a day Mon -- and and quitting time.
So you would argue fight you almost you almost became a family we Leo yeah we are we had nicknames for you rather we had -- little -- Yeah.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- What was your -- and it.
-- so -- yeah now everybody without anyone answer.
Certainly -- acted on -- and what was under William magnate.
Minus ace for ace.
-- going to explore so we -- crying as range of emotions.
But you got you knew you all knew that he faced thirty years in prison -- did that weigh heavily on your minds.
And very heavily and you all knew that he had young kids.
And you all knew that his wife had passed away.
And you all knew that if you put him away for thirty years those kids didn't not only lost a mother within those of -- other.
Does that go through your mind as -- deliberating.
In all honesty do you.
No it did not -- -- -- not because I think that would go through my mind and I -- too busy wrestling with the but yeah and the fact is that the wording of those judges you know your fellow jurors you said -- the biggest trouble -- in the -- I got Marvin and now it's -- yeah.
The most attention that you got the most attention needed to -- yeah.
I higher maintenance and what I did -- connect.
For him but I think let me let me tell you something that John Edwards -- I think this was shown -- trial -- you tell me if I'm wrong this is John Edwards denying he had any knowledge of real -- in 2008.
But yeah I can't help.
Violent story -- I have no idea what you're asking about.
I've responded to.
To these tabloid allegations by saying.
I don't respond to these allows and you know that relating -- covered me and I stand by them.
And then he later said he take a paternity test.
What how do you separate the person.
From the law and the facts when you see because obviously he's a liar you all knew that right -- mean.
Okay how you separate that -- we'll start with you in the back to being quiet.
And we just had a separate it by.
Looking at the facts and John had words he did not give a testimony but one of the things that we did doing when we first went into the jury room.
What's does decide whether each witness was credible or not credible.
And Andrew Young was one of the witnesses that we set was not credible.
I interviewed him it's interesting you say that you know -- came out of the book and then there yeah she didn't think his testimony was credible so did you totally dismiss it.
We tried to his test and hanging and cherry yanks have to do not believe because he did for awhile say that he was the father -- do not believe that.
We did not believe that and when we -- following the money all of the money was sending -- and Andrew young's bank account.
-- so another -- he thought he had the financial motivation.
But you don't when you learn all the things -- John edwards' wife.
This affair was going on there was a massive effort to cover up he's running for.
For president of the United States use of DVP candidate.
I mean what what conclusions to draw about this man for the oh tough questions let you know I mean I had.
I didn't know him from the beginning and then he never heard about never heard of -- and I didn't know anything about -- -- -- know I mean.
I don't know I mean -- I know mail was just.
What I've heard in the trial and I haven't so underneath your use -- you very knowledgeable about politics and he thought that would actually get you dismissed from the jury but it did not work -- As a good Republican -- Well I'm not I didn't know much about John Edwards at all from the beginning of the trial and everything I know about it now is from -- to -- at the trial.
And -- to the people that testified about him as far as his character.
Other than the affair.
Really had good things to say about him.
And really -- affair with -- only kind of tarnished.
The freshest food tarnished his record he's running for president of the United States and trying to cover the -- of massive.
As if she fails it's huge it's -- -- -- -- and you sitting there and you -- the life of the sky is futures in your hands I mean that's what makes being a juror.
If such a really tough job and now that I've gotten not feel I come I don't have a nickname yet.
-- -- -- All right well I got some tape John Edwards I want to show you guys when we get back may be things you haven't seen before and I -- get your reaction to we're gonna continue coming up more.