A federal judge in San Francisco a request Thursday to delay their decision on a possible perjury retrial for home-run champion Barry Bonds.
A transcript of the testimony from Barry Bonds’ personal shopper was read back to the jury at the slugger’s perjury trial on Monday.
A prosecutor told a federal jury Thursday that Barry Bonds lied to a grand jury in 2003 because he was using steroids to build his home-run records.
Barry Bonds’ defense team decided not to call any witnesses in the former slugger’s perjury trial, and instead rested its case just minutes after the judge tossed one of five counts against Bonds.
The former head trainer for the San Francisco Giants told the jury in Barry Bonds’ perjury trial Tuesday that the home-run champion became significantly more muscular during the 1999 season.
The government’s star witness in the Barry Bonds perjury trial has testified that he saw the home run king’s personal trainer leave Bonds’ spring training bedroom with a syringe in 2000.
A prosecutor told jurors that Barry Bonds could easily have answered questions truthfully about steroids, but didn’t. Meantime, Bonds’ trainer again refused to testify.
In the final pretrial hearing before Barry Bonds’ perjury trial on Monday, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled that prosecutors can’t use evidence of 11 allegedly threatening voice mail messages the baseball slugger left for a former girlfriend.
A judge has granted the media access to detailed questionnaires that prospective jurors fill out before testimony begins in the upcoming Barry Bonds perjury trial.