Alternate Juror Flirting With John Edwards?
... and he's apparently flirting right back
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2012 2:44 PM CDT
Updated May 25, 2012 2:53 PM CDT
John Edwards arrives at a federal court for the sixth day of jury deliberations in Greensboro, N.C., Friday.   (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

(Newser) – The jury in the John Edwards trial is deliberating for the sixth day, but most of the buzz today is centered on one of four alternate jurors. It's almost too hard to believe:

  • ABC News: "... it has been impossible to ignore the dynamic between Edwards and one of the female alternates, an attractive young woman with jet-black hair, who seems to have been flirting with Edwards for days. The juror clearly instigated the exchanges. She smiles at him. He smiles at her. She giggles. He blushes."

  • Washington Post: "One of the alternates, an attractive young woman, has been spotted smiling at Edwards and flipping her hair in what seems to some to be a flirtatious manner. On Friday, she wore a revealing red top with a single strap and an exposed right shoulder."
The four alternates are not taking part in deliberations, and they won't vote on a verdict unless one of the 12 main jurors is removed. Also: The alternates have taken to wearing color-coordinated clothes. Today, they all showed up in red.