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May 23, 2012 6:41 AM by Kate Richards

Jury to deliberate for 4th day in John Edwards trial

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - The jury at the trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards is set to deliberate his fate for a fourth day.

Edwards faces 30 years in prison after pleading not guilty to six campaign finance corruption charges. The jury began considering its decision Friday, after nearly four weeks of testimony.

The jurors ended their talks Tuesday shortly after requesting access to notes from Alex Forger, the lawyer for Rachel "Bunny" Mellon. The 101-year-old heiress provided most of the nearly $1 million in secret payments prosecutors say Edwards used to help hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.

Edwards also faces up to $1.5 million in fines if convicted on all counts.

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