SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5 / KCBS) — The jurors weighing the Barry Bonds perjury case wrapped up their third day of deep deliberations Tuesday without reaching a verdict.

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Aside from breaking briefly for lunch around noon, the eight women and four men remained behind closed doors in the jury room throughout the day in an attempt to determine Bonds’ guilt or innocence on the four charges pending against him.

But by late afternoon, the panel could not come to agreement and they went home for the day. A court spokeswoman said deliberations would resume again Wednesday morning.

KCBS’ Doug Sovern Reports:

The jury has now failed to decide the matter after deliberating all day Friday, Monday and Tuesday. Unlike the previous two court days, the jurors had no questions about testimony on Tuesday.

The former San Francisco Giants slugger is accused of lying when he told a federal grand jury in 2003 that he had never knowingly received steroids or human growth hormone from his trainer, Greg Anderson, and had never been injected by anyone other than his doctor.

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In addition to three counts of perjury, Bonds is charged with one catchall count of obstruction, which alleges that Major League Baseball’s all-time home runs leader hindered the grand jury’s sports doping investigation by lying.

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