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Edwards speaks after mistrial


 “I want to make sure that everyone hears from me and from my voice,” he said on the courthouse steps. “I did an awful, awful lot that was wrong and there is no one else responsible for my sins. No one who came into court and testified is responsible … I am responsible … If I want to find the person accountable for my sins, all I have to do is look in the mirror.”
 

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Edwards mentioned his ex-wife, Elizabeth, only once to say how much his children love and miss her. She was diagnosed with breast cancer while he was a vice presidential candidate in 2004 and died in late 2010.
 
Edwards said he wanted to dedicate his life going forward to helping need children at home and abroad.

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