Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lone Juror Held Out on Convicting Bonds of Perjury

By Robert Gammon
Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 4:12 PM

The jury in the Barry Bonds case nearly convicted him of perjury this afternoon, but a lone juror refused to vote guilty, the Mercury News reports. As a result, the jury deadlocked 11-1 in favor of guilt on one of the perjury charges. The jury, however, unanimously voted to convict baseball's home-run king of obstruction of justice.

Bonds was almost convicted of lying about whether he had been injected by his former trainer, Greg Anderson. However, the jury was leaning toward acquitting him of the other two perjury charges, jurors said after the verdict. Bonds is expected to be sentenced to no more than house arrest.


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