Two John Edwards jurors speak out on the case
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GREENSBORO -- John Edwards walked away from court a free man when 12 jurors announced they could not come to a unanimous decision on five of the six counts.
Now two jurors who live in the Triangle are speaking out to News 14 Carolina about the stressful task of serving on a jury.
"I experienced a lot of stress and anxiety," juror Sheila Lockwood said. "I felt he was not guilty on all charges."
Jonathan Nunn, also known as juror number four said most of the jurors thought the same thing.
"Majority for not guilty on all charges," Nunn said.
But they could not come to a unanimous decision.
"It's gonna be hard to get 12 people to decide on everything," he said.
The jurors could not decide whether the 1.2 million dollars in checks were meant for the campaign.
"Based off of what we saw, it was for a personal matter," Nunn said.
"I mean of course we probably felt that he knew, but to prove that he knew it's kinda hard to do that," Lockwood said.
Lockwood said it would haev helped if Edwards testified.
"I think he just could've brought another light into the subject of his innocence," she said.
So the jurors could only rely on evidence and testimonies. The credibility of the prosecution's star witness, Andrew Young, was also called into question.
"Their testimony was not very credible because at times they would say one thing and then the information that the government had would turn out to be another," Lockwood said.
"Somebody that I don't know if I could take his word for," Nunn said.
These jurors are happy to be back to their regular lives - forever altered after six weeks in Greensboro.
"I'm so glad that it's over and I can finally get half way back to normal and go back to work," Lockwood said.
"We all enjoyed each others company and most of us have become pretty good friends," Nunn said.