Bonds' Jury Sick as Prosecution Drops Bombshell - NBC Bay Area

Bonds' Jury Sick as Prosecution Drops Bombshell



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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 29: Former Major League Baseball player Barry Bonds arrives at federal court for his perjury trial on March 29, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Barry Bonds' perjury trial accusing him of lying to a grand jury about his use of performance enhancing drugs when he played for the San Francisco Giants enters its second week. The trial is expected to last two to four weeks. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    A sick juror has postponed the perjury trial of former Giants slugger Barry Bonds, but that does not mean there won't be fireworks in the San Francisco courtroom.

    Several media outlets are reporting that prosecutors dropped a bombshell early Monday saying that new evidence was discovered over the weekend that will help their case.

    The evidence is a recording the prosecution's star witness Steve Hoskins said he just found that would confirm the number of conversations he had with Bonds' doctor Arthur Ting. Dr. Ting's testimony conflicted with Hoskins' last week. 

    Hoskins said the two had many more conversations about Bonds then the doctor remembered. Ting said they had one. Hoskins said it was about 50. Judge Susan Illston will deal with the tape Monday.

    The trial was expected to go to the jury this week. The juror's illness might delay that.  There are only two alternates and if the sick juror is replaced that would bring that number down to one. Illston said they would take up the jury issue Tuesday.