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After years of investigation, three weeks of trial and millions of dollars spent pursuing Barry Bonds, federal prosecutors were back where they started Thursday _ deciding whether to try and prove the home run king's records were built with steroids and lies.
Barry Bonds stepped outside the Phillip Burton Federal Building for the first time as a convicted felon, and a school bus went by. The home-run king flashed a victory sign with two fingers.
A federal jury convicted Barry Bonds of a single charge of obstruction of justice Wednesday but failed to reach a verdict on the three counts at the heart of allegations that he knowingly used steroids and human growth hormone and lied to a grand jury about it.
Just like the whole Steroid Era: We'll never really know.
Jurors in the Barry Bonds case remained mostly out of sight on day 3 of their deliberations. They never entered Judge Susan Illston's courtroom on the 19th floor of the Phillip Burton Federal Building, spending about six hours behind closed doors Tuesday without reaching a verdict.
As jurors deliberated the government's case against Barry Bonds on Friday, a judge ordered the release from prison of the slugger's trainer and defense attorneys accused a prosecutor of giving a misleading closing argument.
The eight women and four men sat in the jury box for more than 4 1/2 hours Thursday, listening to angry arguments from federal prosecutors and Barry Bonds' attorneys at the end of a 12-day trial that exposed the dark world of baseball's steroids era.
The jurors who will decide Barry Bonds' fate filed back into the courtroom with their first question Friday, and it was one that had to make prosecutors happy.
The eight women and four men sat in the jury box for more than 4 1/2 hours, listening to angry arguments from federal prosecutors and Barry Bonds' attorneys at the end of a 12-day trial that exposed the dark world of baseball's Steroids Era.