Jury in Barry Bonds perjury trial concludes second day of deliberations without verdict
The jurors in the Barry Bonds perjury trial deliberated a second day Monday without a verdict after reviewing testimony by a witness who said she saw Bonds’ personal trainer inject him in the navel.
The panel of eight women and four men listened attentively to a reading of the testimony of Kathy Hoskins, who has known Bonds since childhood and shopped for his clothing from 2001 to 2003.
Hoskins testified that she saw Greg Anderson, Bonds’ personal trainer, inject him in the navel in the 2002 season while she was packing Bonds’ clothes for a road trip. The jury heard evidence that human growth hormone is generally injected in the abdomen.
Bonds, 46, has remained at the courthouse with family and friends while the jury has been out. He is charged with lying to a grand jury in 2003 when he said he did not knowingly take steroids or human growth hormones and when he denied that Anderson had ever injected him.
Federal sentencing guidelines recommend 15 to 21 months for each of the four counts against Bonds — three charges of making false statements and one of obstruction of justice.
-- Maura Dolan in San Francisco