The judge in the John Edwards trial says she is dealing with a juror issue and she is warning the panel not to deliberate outside the jury room or in small groups.
U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Eagles closed the courtroom to reporters Friday afternoon for about 35 minutes to talk to attorneys about a jury matter. When she reopened the courtroom, she said she would possibly take up the same "juror issue" Tuesday.
No other information was given.
She warned the jury not to discuss the case and dismissed the panel until Tuesday after its sixth day of deliberations.
Prosecutors say Edwards spearheaded a plan to use money from two wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
There won't be a verdict in the John Edwards campaign corruption trial today.
The jury has been sent home, with deliberations to resume Tuesday.
The jury in John Edwards' campaign corruption trial has begun a sixth day of deliberations Friday.
The jury looked at about 20 exhibits during its discussions Thursday. Most of them were financial records involving money given by a wealthy Texas lawyer. Prosecutors say Edwards used the money in a plan to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
The jury also wanted to see a tape of Edwards' interview on ABC's "Nightline." During that interview, Edwards said he never asked anybody to pay any money.
The jury has previously looked at financial records involving an elderly heiress.
Edwards is charged with six felony counts related to illegal campaign contributions. Legal experts say it's still too early to read too much into the deliberations.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.