The Barry Bonds trial has again gone dark for the week, and will reconvene next Monday morning. But Thursday was not without its intrigue.
Earlier, Dr. Arthur Ting's testimony destroyed previous testimony by Steve Hoskins, as Bonds' former orthopedic surgeon said he only spoke once with Hoskins, and didn't provide any information on steroids to take back to the player. That was a big win for the defense.
But up next was Kathy Hoskins, Bonds' former personal shopper, and Hoskins testified that she once observed Greg Anderson inject Bonds with a substance. The defense tried to argue that Hoskins and her brother were in cahoots to take Bonds down, but Hoskins stuck to her story. The reason this is important is that one of the perjury charges against Bonds is that he denied ever being injected by anyone other than his personal doctor, and Anderson wasn't his personal doctor. It doesn't matter what was being injected (and Hoskins didn't know for sure); all that matters is whether the injection took place.
After Kathy Hoskins left the stand, the government called anti-doping expert Don Catlin. Catlin spoke about the drug testing process, and how difficult it was back in the day to detect THG. Court has adjourned with Catlin still on the stand, so he'll return on Monday morning.
Catlin is the government's final witness. After he's done, Bonds' grand jury testimony will be read aloud. After that, we'll see what the defense has in store, and after that, it's time for closing statements. We could reach closing statements as soon as Tuesday.
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