Skip to comments.Elizabeth Edwards’ revenge from the grave: She 'secretly recorded death-bed video testimony'
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 prosecutions 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 Johns affair with Rielle and how he managed to cover it up for so long, a source told the Enquirer.
She also spills all of Johns 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.
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You cause me to miss my kin and my place.
Bless your heart, you made me call them to mind.
Sorry ‘bout the double post, folks.
I believe dying declarations are always admitted in court. Evidence can be found by what she states and it bye bye bubba...
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.
The world is so over the Edwards. I’m as tired of them as I am the Kardashians.
It was't a pretty sight:
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.
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.
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:)
Yes. One cannot be legally married to a dead person.
But the point is moot, as you indicated later.
All I can say about Edwards is, too bad he didn’t prevail in the Democrat primaries in ‘08.
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.
I thought you always had to disclose that your recording a conversation. If you want to use it as evidence.
And yet his daughter Cate, was right by his side the other day....UGH!!! Sorry....I think all of these people are political scum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oh please, please, please, let John Effing Kerry get pulled into this.
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.
And you despise her because she loves her father.
...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. :)
I could forgive him if he asks, but I certainly be at his side in this scandal giving him coverage. Good grief.
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.
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.
That’s interesting, but this is in a federal court.
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.