Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bonds Jury Gets One Charge To Stick

((HT: KGO-TV))

The three perjury charges ended up on the cutting room floor and Judge Susan Illsston Nelson declared them to be mistried...

The jury voted 8 to 4 for acquittal on Count One- knowingly getting steroids from Greg Anderson. The vote was 11 to 1 guilty on Count Two, receiving an injection from anyone besides his personal doctors. On Count Three of taking human growth hormone, the jury voted 9 to 3 for acquittal.

It was a unanimous guilty vote on Count Five- obstruction of justice. Remember, Count Four was blown up early in the trial...

Obviously, the jury couldn't agree on whether or not to agree on the truth values of Kimberly Bell and Steve Hoskins. But they did agree that Bonds testimony back in 2003 was not worthy of telling the truth.

The Feds now have to figure out whether or not they want to chase after the three dismissed charges, and Bonds team has to figure out whether or not they want to appeal.

Heather Ishimaru has the conclusion for now...

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