DEVELOPING: A verdict has been reached on one of six counts in the John Edwards trial. As of this moment, the jury says they can only agree on the charge of illegal campaign contributions from Rachel "Bunny" Mellon.
The prosecution has asked for the jury to go back in the jury room to deliberate, while the defense has asked for a mistrial on the remaining counts. The judge is taking a five minute recess.
UPDATE: The jury has found Edwards not guilty on one count, and the judge has declared a mistrial on the five remaining counts. Click here for the latest details.
Earlier, from the Associated Press:
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The jury in the John Edwards campaign corruption trial has begun a ninth day of talks in North Carolina.
As the jury ended its eighth day of talks without a verdict Wednesday, the judge released four alternate jurors who garnered attention for their matching shirts. They have not participated in the deliberations, which resumed Thursday.
U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Eagles did not give any indication of whether she believed the 12 jurors are any closer to deciding the fate of the two-time Democratic presidential candidate.
Edwards faces six felony charges in a case involving nearly $1 million provided by two wealthy political donors to help hide the Democrat's pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008.
Below, a liveblog of updates from the Edwards trial:
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