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Bonds found guilty of obstruction of justice | News

SAN FRANCISCO — The jury deciding the federal perjury case against Barry Bonds found him guilty of obstruction of justice on Wednesday, but it could not come to a conclusion on the three counts of making false declarations regarding his 2003 testimony before the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO) grand jury.

With that, Judge Susan Illston excused the jurors, and then declared a mistrial on the three charges that the jury couldn’t decide upon. A sentencing date of May 20 was set by Illston.

Defense counsel moved for a directed verdict to dismiss the remaining charge or a new trial. The two sides will set a date to discuss that with Illston.

via Bonds found guilty of obstruction of justice | News.


Bonds jury reviews Hoskins’ testimony – News

By�John Schlegel�/�

SAN FRANCISCO — The jury in the federal trial of Barry Bonds was back in the courtroom to begin its second day of deliberations Monday, but when the jurors will be back there to deliver a verdict remains to be seen.

After going out for deliberations Friday, the eight women and four men reported back to Judge Susan Illston’s courtroom first thing Monday morning, hearing a re-reading of the riveting testimony former personal shopper Kathy Hoskins provided during the trial. The reading was conducted by the court stenographer and lasted about an hour and 15 minutes.

What was missing from Monday’s re-reading was the emotion Hoskins, the sister of fellow childhood friend and prosecution witness Steve Hoskins, displayed in giving her testimony — smiling when talking about taking Bonds to the Sadie Hawkins dance when she was a freshman in high school, showing anger and tears when talking about how her brother “threw me under the bus” getting her involved in the case in the first place.

What was there, however, was Hoskins’ account of seeing trainer Greg Anderson inject Bonds in the abdomen, where human growth hormone is typically administered. “Greg shot him in the belly button,” Hoskins said, adding that Bonds said it was “a little something-something for before I go on the road. You can’t detect it. You can’t catch it.”

via Bonds jury reviews Hoskins’ testimony | News.

Bonds case goes to the jury

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The federal case against Barry Bonds is now in the hands of a jury.

Closing arguments in the former baseball star’s 12-day trial wrapped up Thursday afternoon and the eight-woman, four-man jury went home a few minutes later. They’ll pick up with deliberations on Friday morning.

via News from The Associated Press.

Barry Bonds rests with no defense witnesses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barry Bonds’ confident defense team rested its case Wednesday without calling a single witness, just minutes after a federal judge accepted the government’s request to dismiss one of the five counts against the home run king.

Prosecutors called 25 witnesses to the stand over 2 1/2 weeks, but the defense needed just one minute to present its side. The jury of eight women and four men barely had time to get settled in the courtroom before being told to return Thursday morning for closing arguments.

“We are expecting that you will get this case for decision tomorrow,” U.S. District Judge Susan Illston said to them. “Tomorrow will be the last day.”

via News from The Associated Press.

After recording rejected, Bonds’ prosecution rests – The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge ruled jurors in the Barry Bonds trial may not hear a freshly rediscovered recording of two key witnesses – ridiculed by the defense as a “miracle tape” – as prosecutors rested their case against the home-run king Tuesday after 2 1/2 weeks and 25 witnesses.

The defense said it planned to call up to six witnesses, including possibly Bonds himself, in a presentation that lawyers projected will start and end Wednesday. If that schedule holds up, closing arguments would take place Thursday morning and the case could go to the jury of eight women and four men later in the day.

via News from The Associated Press.

Judge won’t allow ‘barely intelligible’ tape in Bonds case – Baseball

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has barred the jury in the Barry Bonds’ perjury trial from hearing a newly discovered tape recording prosecutors say bolsters their case that the slugger knowingly took steroids.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston ruled the recording inadmissible because “it’s barely intelligible” and what can be heard is irrelevant.

The tape was a conversation between Bonds’ orthopedic surgeon Dr. Arthur Ting and his former business partner, Steve Hoskins. Hoskins secretly recorded the conversation in 2003.

via Judge won’t allow ‘barely intelligible’ tape in Bonds case – MLB – Baseball.

Bonds: Prosecution set to wrap case Monday – The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The prosecution could finish its case Monday in Barry Bonds’ federal perjury trial.

The last government witness is anti-doping expert Dr. Don Catlin, and he is scheduled to finish testifying in the morning. Court staff are to then read a transcript of Bonds’ grand jury testimony from December 2003 into the record.

via News from The Associated Press.