John Edwards concluded his defense today. Neither he, his daughter Cate nor Rielle Hunter testified. The Government apparently did not call rebuttal witnesses. Jury instructions will be argued this afternoon and closing arguments will be tomorrow. The jury will likely begin deliberating Friday. I think Edwards absolutely made the right decision. He has no burden to prove anything.
"The end of the John Edwards trial came into view Tuesday as his defense team told the judge that only three potential defense witnesses remain -- the defendant, his daughter, Cate, and his former mistress, Rielle Hunter," the Ralei... Read Post
The Government continues to put on witnesses describing the tawdry affair of John Edwards and Rielle Hunter. Yesterday witnesses focused on the effect of the affair on Elizabeth Edwards. While an aide also testified to Edwards' firs... Read Post