The jury has spoken, but they mumbled:
The John Edwards jury told a federal judge today it had reached a verdict only on one of six campanign-finance charges, sending the courtroom into confusion and opening the door to a mistrial.
Jurors told Judge Catherine Eagles they had reached a unanimous verdict only on Count 3 of the indictment. That charge pertains specifically to more than $700,000 in donations wealthy heiress Rachel "Bunny" Mellon gave Edwards to allegedly cover up an illicit affair and illegitimate child.
The verdict, however, was not announced.
After the jury informed the judge of its verdict, the judge sent the panel of eight men and four women back to the jury room.
Since Edwards was not formally charged with being a sleazeball, this case is tough.