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BREAKING: Defense rests in Edwards trial

msnbc's Thomas Roberts just reported that the defense in the finance corruption trial against former North Carolina senator and presidential candidate John Edwa
John Edwards exits a federal courthouse next to one of his defense lawyers, Abbe Lowell (R) in Greensboro, North Carolina May 10, 2012. Edwards, 58, is accused of secretly soliciting more than $900,000 in illegal campaign funds from two wealthy donors...
John Edwards exits a federal courthouse next to one of his defense lawyers, Abbe Lowell (R) in Greensboro, North Carolina May 10, 2012. Edwards, 58, is accused of secretly soliciting more than $900,000 in illegal campaign funds from two wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress during his failed bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

msnbc's Thomas Roberts just reported that the defense in the finance corruption trial against former North Carolina senator and presidential candidate John Edwards has concluded. 

Neither Edwards, nor his former mistress, Rielle Hunter, or daughter Cate were called to the stand.