John Edwards’ Heart Condition Delaying Trial
District Judge Catherine Eagles has delayed the trail of John Edwards from January 20 to at least March 26.
Eagles said in court that she has received letters from two cardiologists, stating that they have scheduled a medical procedure for Edwards in February and that a trial would “reduce the chance for success.”
Edwards, a former U.S. senator from North Carolina, is on medication for the heart condition, the doctors said in the letters.
Defense lawyers also noted that they have had a hard time meeting with Edwards in recent weeks to prepare for trial because of his health.