4.6: Barry Bonds trial proceedings -- Day 11
Mindi Bach brings you the news from Day 11 of Barry Bonds trial, where the defense called no witnesses.
Barry Bonds will not take the stand to defend himself and his federal perjury trial as his defense team rested its case Thursday without calling a single witness. -- -- -- was in the courtroom for the proceedings and explains the day's events. Barry Bonds arrived on time for 830 court appearance but the day began twenty minutes later with judge Susan -- ruling on four motions made the previous day. Most notably they'll -- granted the government's request to drop one of its charges against bonds. The charging question accused bonds of lying to a grand jury. When he set his trainer Greg Anderson had never provided him with any illegal substance before 2003. The judge had made it clear the charge can only be taken as bonds' response to taking the designer steroids the cream and the clear before 2003. And was considering dismissing it. Judge -- -- also denied three motions by the defense to -- key testimony from the record. That testimony included Jason and Jeremy Giambi is appearances on the witness stand. An expert opinion offered on behalf of the prosecution. On the side effects of steroids and HGH use. With emotions decided the jury was called in at 925. Bonds' defense team and -- small excerpt of Kimberly Bell's grand jury testimony and evidence. Testimony that they felt was inconsistent with what she said on the witness stand last week. The defense then promptly arrested. The jury spent about three minutes in the nineteenth floor courtroom on Wednesday I don't return Thursday morning at 830 to hear closing arguments. The government expects to take an hour and a half for its presentation while the defense is allowing itself up to three hours.