- Associated Press - Monday, April 11, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Barry Bonds jury renewed its deliberations Monday, with the eight-woman, four-man panel listening to a clerk read back the testimony of Bonds’ former personal shopper, Kathy Hoskins.

Hoskins testified that she witnessed the home run king’s personal trainer, Greg Anderson, inject the player in the navel at Bond’s house before a road trip during the 2002 season. She is the only person with eyewitness testimony to an injection. One of the four perjury-related counts Bonds is charged with alleges he lied to a federal grand jury when he said no one but his doctor ever injected him with anything.

“This was very damaging testimony that contrasted starkly with his denials of steroid use that are the heart of this perjury case,” said legal observer Joshua Berman, a former prosecutor who is now a criminal defense attorney in Washington D.C.

Berman said he thinks the jury’s request was a good sign for the prosecutors.

The jurors requested on Friday that they be allowed to hear Hoskins‘ testimony again. Most of them scribbled notes when Hoskins‘ testimony about the injection was read back.

It took more than an hour to for the whole transcript of Hoskins‘ testimony to be read aloud. Bonds kept an eye on the jurors during portions of the reading.

Monday was the second day of deliberations and marked three weeks since the trial began. A court spokeswoman said the panel had lunch delivered to the jury room.

Now 46, Bonds owns the major league records for most home runs in a season and a career.

The other counts against Bonds accuse him of lying to the grand jury in 2003 when he denied knowingly taking performance-enhancing drugs, and of obstructing justice.

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