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Edwards’s Aide’s Wife: Young ‘Loopy’

The wife of a former aide of John Edwards—considered one of the star witnesses at the former presidential candidate’s trial—testified on Tuesday that her husband’s judgment was impaired by a sleeping disorder, insisting that it affected his memory. Cheri Young’s husband, Andrew, had initially claimed paternity of Edwards’s daughter with Rielle Hunter, and Cheri Young said she had allowed herself to “swallow” her husband’s claim because electing Edwards was “Andrew’s dream.” Cheri Young insisted she does not have a desire to “take down” her husband’s former employer, but the couple faces claims by the defense that they used a majority of the $1.2 million given to Edwards that he allegedly used to cover up the affair with Hunter.