Former Giant Bonds Convicted of Obstruction of Justice
Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds, Major League Baseball's all-time homerun leader, has been convicted of obstruction of justice. After 4 days of deliberations a jury in San Francisco Federal Court returned the guilty verdict this afternoon. The jury could not agree on three other counts against Bonds who was accused of lying to a Grand Jury investigating a Bay Area Lab and its link to steriod use among professional athletes. The three counts that the jury could not reach a verdict on were dismissed by U.S. District Judge Susan Illston. Bond's lawyer asked Illston to also dismiss the jury's guilty verdict and a May 20th hearing has been set for that motion. Bonds was indicted back in 2007 , accused of lying to a Grand Jury in 2003 when he testified he never knowingly had taken steriods.