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No verdict yet: The Bonds jury adjourns for the weekend

Apr 8, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

Closing Arguments Delivered In Barry Bonds Trial Getty Images

The jury considering Barry Bonds’ fate deliberated for about seven hours today but reached no verdict. The judge thus dismissed them for the weekend. They’ll reconvene Monday.

It’s hard to tell what to make of jury questions, but during the day today jurors asked the judge to have the recording of the conversation between Steve Hoskins and Greg Anderson replayed (they had initially asked for the transcript, but they can’t have it because it wasn’t put into evidence). They also asked to hear the testimony of Kathy Hoskins once again. Kathy Hoskins, you’ll recall, testified that she saw Barry Bonds injected with a syringe by Greg Anderson.  The defense asked for, and was granted, an instruction to the jury from the judge that one of the prosecutors misspoke during his closing statement yesterday when he said that a Giants trainer used to use flaxseed oil on players. Contrary to the prosecutor’s claim, Giants former head trainer Stan Conte did not say that.

Nothing much else to latch onto from a quiet day in court. Kathy Hoskins’ testimony will be read to the jury on Monday. We’ll obviously have updates for you as warranted.

  1. bcjim - Apr 8, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    It is simply unfathomable that Bonds did not know what he was doing. IMO, anyone that believes that is a complete fool and/or a complete Bonds apologist who has their head totally in the sand.

    Seriously, wake up people.

    • skipperxc - Apr 8, 2011 at 11:46 PM

      Why don’t people realize that “duh, it’s obvious” doesn’t hold up in a court of law? I’ll admit I agree with the sentiment, but it has to be clear and unquestionable proof to convict him, and that seems to be pretty lacking.

      Seriously, wake up…

      • Old Gator - Apr 9, 2011 at 2:53 AM

        I appreciate conviction by whimsy on aesthetic grounds. Imagine history without it. No Galileo, no Sacco and Vanzetti, no Salem Witch Trials, no Ox Bow Incident, and a much duller finish to Light in August. Let’s just hang Bonds for the hell of it and move on already to the Wilpon v. Picard trial, which should prove to be much more interesting. I’ve been as bored as George Sanders with this one since the jury was seated.

  2. brownsfn - Apr 8, 2011 at 11:11 PM


  3. henryd3rd - Apr 9, 2011 at 8:16 AM

    Bug Head! Big Head! Your Daddy has big head!

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