The jury in the Barry Bonds perjury trial heard a reading of key testimony Monday, then deliberated for the rest of the day without announcing a verdict.
After getting the case on Friday, the eight women and four men on the panel had told Judge Susan Illston they wanted to listen again to the testimony of Kathy Hoskins, who said she saw Greg Anderson injecting Bonds in the abdomen. The court reporter read it to them this morning.
Hoskins, who was Bonds’ personal assistant, testified in the trial that the incident occurred in the bedroom of Bonds’ Hillsborough home in 2002, while she was packing Bonds’ clothes for a Giants road trip. The government said the injection was obviously human growth hormone.
On cross-examination, defense lawyer Cristina Arguedas suggested that Kathy Hoskins fabricated her account to benefit her brother, Steve Hoskins, Bonds’ former business manager, who also testified for the government.
Jurors listened attentively to the reading, which lasted a little more than an hour. Several took notes. The jury worked the rest of the day, then went home. Deliberations were to resume tomorrow.
Bonds is charged with perjury and obstruction of justice. He is accused of lying under oath to the grand jury that investigated steroid dealing at the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative in Burlingame. He said he had never knowingly used banned drugs.
He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.