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Elizabeth Edwards’ revenge from the grave: She 'secretly recorded death-bed video testimony'
Daily Mail ^ | 8th June 2011 | John Stevens

Posted on 06/08/2011 6:39:05 PM PDT by tlb

In a final act of revenge, Elizabeth Edwards secretly recorded a testimony in her dying days that helped prosecutors indict husband John last week, it was claimed today.

John Edwards is due to stand trial on charges that could lead to a 30-year jail sentence after he pleaded not guilty on Friday to using $925,000 in campaign funds to cover up an affair and love child.

The estranged wife of the former presidential candidate is alleged to have filmed a damning testimony that was central to the prosecution’s case for charges.

Friends said the cancer victim, who died in December, wanted to ‘haunt’ her estranged husband and his mistress Rielle Hunter, with whom he fathered a child and made a sex tape

Bruce Baron, an expert on federal law, said: ‘The value of a potential dying declaration, or tape, containing the testimony of Elizabeth Edwards, is devastating to any case or defence that Edwards would have.

‘On the secret video, Elizabeth spells out everything she knew about John’s affair with Rielle and how he managed to cover it up for so long,’ a source told the Enquirer.

‘She also spills all of John’s lies – many of which could be what sends him up the river.’

‘Elizabeth wanted to haunt John and Rielle – literally from her grave – and she has,’ the source told the Enquirer.

‘She hated them with a vengeance. This was a woman who took her final breath in the same bed where John once had sex with his mistress.’

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: deathbed; edwards; revenge; video
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To: Psalm 144; mriguy67
>> “Can you imagine Edwards in prison?
>> lol I dont see him lifting weights or getting tats,
>> he will be many dudes bitch lol”

>> >> Lawyers actually do OK in prison,


Yeah... but most lawyers don't wear that much hairspray!

I would not bet money against 'ol John having a few "Andy Dufresne" moments. Oh-oh!


Try not to
think about it
too much, John.

151 posted on 06/08/2011 8:40:37 PM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: RegulatorCountry

You cause me to miss my kin and my place.

Bless your heart, you made me call them to mind.


152 posted on 06/08/2011 8:41:11 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: A_perfect_lady
>> Imagine that!

Ha!
I LOLed.
:-)
153 posted on 06/08/2011 8:46:05 PM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: Mike-o-Matic

Sorry ‘bout the double post, folks.


154 posted on 06/08/2011 8:48:44 PM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: Steely Tom

I believe dying declarations are always admitted in court. Evidence can be found by what she states and it bye bye bubba...


155 posted on 06/08/2011 9:17:18 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: tlb

John Edwards is a slime ball. His mistress is not much better, they deserve each other. Elizabeth suffered not only from her cancer but from his behavior. Essentially he killed her twice. Frankly, I hope he does go to jail.


156 posted on 06/08/2011 9:20:36 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: tlb

The world is so over the Edwards. I’m as tired of them as I am the Kardashians.


157 posted on 06/08/2011 9:27:47 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: tlb
>> Elizabeth Edwards’ revenge from the grave: In a final act of revenge, Friends said the cancer victim, who died in December, wanted to ‘haunt’ her estranged husband <<

It was't a pretty sight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoEFmf76MJo

158 posted on 06/08/2011 9:36:43 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: SkyDancer

I can not celebrate a death occuring in a state of bitterness and hatred, even if it involves two liberals.

This is very sad to me.


159 posted on 06/08/2011 9:39:28 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

I think it’s mainly the fact that Elizabeth, embittered as she was, was hurting emotionally. It was her only way of striking back at Edwards for what he did to her and their kids. Then too I’m told she was a very antagonistic woman during their marriage and that could be a mitigating circumstance as to why Edwards did what he did. It’s not an excuse though. You make a commitment to someone and you stick to it. Other than that you obtain a divorce and go your separate ways.


160 posted on 06/08/2011 10:09:37 PM PDT by SkyDancer (It's not the police that protect our rights, it's our military)
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To: A_perfect_lady
Ancient Chinese saying: When you go out looking for revenge remember to dig two graves.

But I've never been very impressed by the Chinese. ;^)

Maybe it means there is usually an accomplice who needs to be dealt with too:)

161 posted on 06/08/2011 10:30:53 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Steely Tom
Does she stop being his wife when she’s six feet under?

Yes. One cannot be legally married to a dead person.

But the point is moot, as you indicated later.

164 posted on 06/09/2011 12:33:14 AM PDT by Chunga ("Woo hoo!! Palin/West 2012. Unbeatable!!" - Jim Robinson)
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To: tlb

All I can say about Edwards is, too bad he didn’t prevail in the Democrat primaries in ‘08.


165 posted on 06/09/2011 2:41:59 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Freddd
Stunning you would post that. No loyalty to him??? For over a year the media wouldn’t even report it (and longer because some knew). Until pictures came out in a rag magazine. No Democrats would comment...

That's party loyalty, not personal. No one in his life cares; the politicians and journalists only worry about losing his seat.

And it says she recorded it on her DEATH bed....and yet you claim her laying in a death bed speaking somehow used up energy that would have let her live longer. LUDICROUS.

Have you ever been extremely ill? I've nursed people with terminal cancer, which is what Mrs. Edwards had. Recording deathbed testimony could be exhausting beyond a scale you seem to comprehend. My grandfather summoned the energy to hold a new baby for several hours and to talk with the happy couple - and he took a dramatic turn for the worse once they left. I think connecting with the next generation was worth it to him, but even that used reserves he couldn't spare. I understand summoning that energy to share a positive joy, but to do it out of spite or revenge says volumes about Edwards.

166 posted on 06/09/2011 2:42:26 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: tlb

I thought you always had to disclose that your recording a conversation. If you want to use it as evidence.


167 posted on 06/09/2011 3:35:58 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Pollster1
Very sad when you think about it. Maybe she was trying to help get him out of her children's lives. Since her older daughter would take care of her other children if he couldn't.
168 posted on 06/09/2011 3:46:32 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: DJ MacWoW

And yet his daughter Cate, was right by his side the other day....UGH!!! Sorry....I think all of these people are political scum.


169 posted on 06/09/2011 4:33:28 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Maine Mariner

I think that the privilege belongs to the husband in this case but it only goes to what he told her. What she observed and/or learned or heard from others is ok.


170 posted on 06/09/2011 4:34:19 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Notwithstanding

No==I just gave a short form The first privilege does not usually survive the marriage, as for the second(marital confidence privilege)-courts may require that the communication relate specifically to the marriage so it is of very limited application.


171 posted on 06/09/2011 5:40:55 AM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: tlb

In no way am I standing up for John Edwards but what happened to having a right to face your accuser? A recording cannot be cross examined and as a woman scorned, she could have spewed a multitude of falsehoods. I don’t see how this would be admissible.

On another note, I truly hope this is just tabloid gossip and is not true. I would hate to think that her dying days were spent plotting this video rather than taking the precious little time she had left to spend with those she loved. I he she wasn’t this much of a tormented soul. God will deal with John Edwards.


172 posted on 06/09/2011 5:53:55 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Ramius
I think so-called "dying declarations" are often admissable in court, even though "hearsay" is not.

The reason dying declarations are often admissible is that the dying person is presumed to not have a reason to lie. A scorned woman desiring revenge has a motive to lie.

173 posted on 06/09/2011 5:55:54 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: tlb

Oh please, please, please, let John Effing Kerry get pulled into this.


174 posted on 06/09/2011 6:02:50 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Squantos; Steely Tom

Dude, you last retainer check bounced!

But anyway, yes that is my understanding. Spouses may not be compelled, but may choose to testify.

Pets, however, are another story.

Watch what you say around fluffy.


175 posted on 06/09/2011 6:47:28 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Free Lazamataz! Limit one per customer.)
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To: Ann Archy
And yet his daughter Cate, was right by his side the other day....UGH!!! Sorry....I think all of these people are political scum.

And you despise her because she loves her father.

176 posted on 06/09/2011 7:17:50 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Psalm 144

...and “well, bless his heart” is the same as a five-minute profane rant from a Brooklyn cabbie who just got cut off in traffic.

Southern as a language is much like Chinese. Intonation is everything. :)

}:-)4


177 posted on 06/09/2011 7:37:25 AM PDT by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: Moose4

:)


178 posted on 06/09/2011 7:40:22 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: DJ MacWoW
I would be so damn mad at my father for SCREWING around on my dying mother and having a baby with the trollop and DESTROYING my mother's life!!!

I could forgive him if he asks, but I certainly be at his side in this scandal giving him coverage. Good grief.

179 posted on 06/09/2011 8:46:37 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy
Guess you didn't read the excerpt Saint Elizabeth and the Ego Monster in Post 113. Mama was no prize either.

and DESTROYING my mother's life!!!

Where's personal responsibility? Everyone blames John Edwards but Elizabeth made choices too and she died an angry, bitter, vengeful woman. The same way she lived.

Their children are to be pitied for the hand they were dealt.

180 posted on 06/09/2011 8:52:53 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

That’s pretty much the situation. Dying declaration is for situations where the person is about to die suddenly. She knew well in advance she was dying.


181 posted on 06/09/2011 8:55:27 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Pollster1

That’s interesting, but this is in a federal court.


182 posted on 06/09/2011 9:00:59 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: tlb
Friends said the cancer victim, who died in December, wanted to ‘haunt’ her estranged husband and his mistress Rielle Hunter, with whom he fathered a child and made a sex tape

And, reputedly, John Edwards additionally presented his mistress with Elizabeth Edwards personal jewelry while she was still living.

Scavangers who pick the bodies of the dead are one thing. Those who help the dying on their way are something quite different.

183 posted on 06/13/2011 4:48:31 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: Ann Archy
I too would be mad. Likely the stress he cause Elizabeth did hasten her death - that is what some physicians said.
184 posted on 06/13/2011 6:03:53 PM PDT by Dante3
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