Update- GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards thanked jurors and his family after a mistrial was declared in his campaign corruption trial and says he is responsible for his sins.
Edwards speaking on the courthouse steps on Thursday also choked up when speaking of his 4-year-old daughter whom he conceived with his mistress while running for president.
Edward also said he believes he did nothing illegal, but that he did an "awful, awful lot" that was wrong and that no one else was responsible for his sins but him.
Edwards was acquitted on one charge of campaign finance fraud and a mistrial was declared on five other counts.
The monthlong trial exposed a sordid sex scandal that dashed Edwards' White House aspirations in 2008.
Update- Jury finds Edwards not guilty on 1 of 6 counts in campaign fraud trial; deadlocked on others.
Update- GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Prosecutors and attorneys for John Edwards are back in the courtroom about an hour after the judge told jurors to keep deliberating in the former presidential candidate's campaign fraud trial.
It was not immediately clear why both sides had gathered again Thursday.
The ninth day of deliberations took a confusing turn after the judge mistakenly believed the jurors had reached a verdict on all six counts.
The jury instead told the judge it had a unanimous decision on only one charge involving money from wealthy heiress Rachel "Bunny" Mellon.
Edwards is accused of masterminding a plan to use money from Mellon and another wealthy donor to hide his pregnant mistress as he ran for president in 2008.
Update- The jury in the John Edwards campaign corruption trial has reached a verdict on one of six counts, but is apparently deadlocked on the others.
The judge told the jury Thursday that she understood that the panel had reached a verdict on all counts, and the jury foreman said no.
The jury said it had reached a verdict on one count of taking illegal campaign contributions. The money involves payments from wealthy donor Rachel "Bunny" Mellon. The verdict was not announced.
Prosecutors argued that the jury should keep deliberating and the defense asked for the verdict to be read. They also want a mistrial on the other counts.
The judge is taking a five-minute break to weigh her options.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Jurors have reached a verdict in John Edwards' campaign corruption trial.
The verdict will be read Thursday. The jurors have been deliberating for about nine days.
Edwards is accused of masterminding a plan to use money from wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. Defense attorneys say Edwards did not knowingly break campaign finance laws. They also say the payments to hide his mistress Rielle Hunter were gifts, not campaign contributions.
Edwards is charged with six criminal counts. They include conspiracy to violate the Federal Election Campaign Act, accepting contributions that exceeded limits and causing his campaign to file a false financial disclosure report.
He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of all charges.