"You can't hurt me, Andrew," Edwards told Young as he opened the door to get out, Young said. "You can't hurt me."
Edwards announced he was the father of Francis Quinn Hunter in January 2010, nearly two years after she was born and his candidacy ended.
Elizabeth Edwards died in late 2010.
The jurors, whose identities were withheld throughout the trial, asked to see dozens of trial exhibits during deliberations, relating to Mellon and Baron's donations. Some jurors raised eyebrows in recent days by wearing matching colored shirts to court, and one alternate juror was said to be flirting with Edwards. Eagles warned the jury on its sixth day of deliberations not to discuss the case in small groups.
As Edwards left the courthouse steps, a tabloid reporter asked whether he loved Hunter and would marry her. Edwards did not answer and turned away.
Associated Press writer Martha Waggoner in Greensboro and Pete Yost in Washington contributed to this report.
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