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Former presidential candidate John Edwards acquitted of one charge of misuse of campaign funds, jury deadlocks on other charges that he knowingly used campaign funds to hide pregnant mistress Rielle Hunter while his wife Elizabeth Edwards was dying of cancer

John Edwards By Kath y Wray Coleman, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com ( ) and ( ) RALEIGH, North Carolina-A North Carolina jury last week freed John Edwards of charges that he used more than $1 million in campaign funds from his unsuccessful run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2008 to hush his pregnant mistress Rielle Hunter while his wife Elizabeth Edwards was dying of breast cancer. After deliberating for eight days, the jury, on Thurs., acquitted the former U.S. senator of one charge and deadlocked on the remaining five felony charges, forcing the judge to declare a mistrial. Edwards, 58, a millionaire who rose to fame by winning record breaking North Carolina jury verdicts in  libel and slander and personal injury lawsuits, and the 2004 Democratic vice-presidential nominee for president, did not take the stand at trial. Rielle Hunter with