Barry Bonds found guilty of obstruction of justice

Jury hung on three other charges against home run king

By Paul Elias
April 14, 2011 2:12AM (UTC)
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Former baseball player Barry Bonds arrives at federal court as a jury deliberates perjury charges against him on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) (AP)

Barry Bonds was found guilty of obstruction of justice but a jury failed to reach a verdict on three other counts that the home run king lied to a grand jury in 2003 when he specifically denied that he knowingly used steroids and human growth hormone.

Following a 12-day trial and almost four full days of deliberation, a jury could not reach a unanimous vote on three of four counts, a messy end to a case that put the slugger in the spotlight for more than three years.


Bonds sat stone-faced through the verdict, displaying no emotion.

The case also represented the culmination of the federal investigation into the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative steroids ring. Federal prosecutors and the Justice Department will have to decide whether to retry Bonds on the unresolved counts.

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