SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal prosecutors urged a judge Tuesday to let them show the jury in Barry Bonds‘ perjury trial a trove of evidence alleging the slugger mistreated his wife, girlfriends and other people around him.
A court filing submitted by prosecutors included grand jury transcripts and interviews investigators conducted with several witnesses that they plan to call during the trial scheduled to start March 21.
All three have told investigators that Bonds mistreated his domestic help and his personal trainer Greg Anderson, who is refusing to testify at the former Giant’s trial.
Defense lawyers are objecting to their statements as irrelevant to the perjury case.
Bonds‘ lawyers are also seeking to prevent Bell and Dr. Larry Bower, the medical director of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, from testifying about the side effects of steroids. Prosecutors plan to ask Bell about the physical and mental changes she such as male pattern baldness and a short, violent temper she said Bonds went through that Bowers will testify are symptoms of steroid use.
Bonds‘ lawyers own expert counters that those symptoms can be attributed to other causes and that the science of steroid use is still unsettled.
The judge will rule on the evidence later.