Bonds jurors deliberate for third day

BY foxsports • April 12, 2011

The jurors weighing the Barry Bonds perjury case spent a third day deliberating without reaching a verdict.

After breaking briefly for lunch shortly after noon, jurors resumed deliberations Tuesday in an attempt to reach a verdict on the four charges pending against Bonds. But the eight women and four men on the panel could not come to agreement.

The jury has now failed to decide the matter after deliberating all day Friday, Monday and Tuesday. Unlike the previous two court days, the jurors reheard no testimony on Tuesday.

Bonds is charged with three counts of lying to a grand jury in 2003 and one count of obstruction. Prosecutors allege that Bonds lied when he denied knowingly taking steroids and human growth hormone. A third count of making a false statement alleges that Bonds lied when he said that no one other than his doctor ever injected him with anything.

The fourth charge is a catchall count of obstruction, which alleges that MLB's all-time home runs leader hindered the grand jury's sports doping investigation by lying.

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