Edwards Aid Says He Was ‘Scared for His Life’

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Ryan Sullivan, Nicole Ferguson, and Sheeka Strickland, WGHP, Reporting

GREENSBORO, N.C. — For the fifth consecutive day, Andrew Young took the stand to be cross-examined by defense attorneys representing John Edwards, the former Democratic presidential candidate who is charged with using nearly $1 million of campaign funds to hide an affair from the public and his ailing wife.

Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, is accused of misusing campaign funds from two wealthy donors to hide an affair with his mistress, Rielle Hunter, whom he admitted to conceiving a child with.

Young, his former aide, claims he pretended to be the child’s father and took Hunter into hiding to help Edwards during his White House bid in 2008.

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Friday marked the first day in which no members of Edwards’ family accompanied him to the trial. It was also the first time Young was spotted smiling in court.