3.21: Jury selection complete in Barry Bonds trial
The newly selected jury will hear opening arguments starting Tuesday.
Barry Bonds exiting the courthouse after day one of his long awaited perjury trial and. After day one we have a jury didn't place Kate -- was in place throughout the proceedings. Well Barry Bonds entered the courtroom at 8:35 AMQ it's buried it dark did and it he appeared nerve it's early in the proceedings he seemed to settle as the day went on his back to his attorney address the panelists for the first time. She entered is gone and the former Giants slugger did out and waved to the potential jurors. 38 prospective jurors were sworn in Monday prior to appear reading -- each filled out and nineteen page questionnaire with 63 questioned. Several questions pertained to Clark. Brady and got some bond to knowledge of alcohol and the Mitchell report. In court each night at the potential jurors questioned. And it the end of the day a jury of twelve plus two alternates with collected. -- you can -- -- eight went into form and within two alternate dean female as well. I would say most of all we were interested in -- people who are gonna feel comfortable ball Indians got kids didn't pay attention on the evidence that they hear that had been vetted. By the federal rules of evidence. And it seemed to us that these people really were ready to take that seriously and be able to accomplish it and it anything. They think they know what they have to do when they were comfortable with that naturally wanted. One after -- other people were in college get him to the bitter end their questionnaires go to they were thoughtful. The process was impeccably. Fair. Damn good -- -- -- Brian -- is starting tomorrow or lose. And then -- the jury and played opening argument will be heard on Tuesday bond's former trainer Greg Anderson that will also be in court today. But not in the presence of the jury the judge as to make that this -- -- at least for a week. In -- sit -- I'm Kate longworth Comcast reports that. -- now my man is going to be doing a lot of TV the next couple weeks Comcast sports net legal analyst Steve Moskowitz Steve any way to handicap. This jury that was selected on Monday in terms of a possible lean toward. Of one side -- the other. Yes it was that good jury for Barry and interestingly. One of the women that -- and a jury specifically says that that government has no business regulating steroids. That was a job for the league and you might wonder well how in the world could the prosecution. Not balance terror because when that happens. The judge will say in spite of your prejudices. Can you decide based on what I the judge tell you and what you see in here in the courtroom Molina can answer yes to judge says by and I believe you sit on the jury. Also there's another interesting aspect the woman is African American if the prosecution. Work to balance our. And it very lost he might allege that they racially packed the jury against him and that could be grounds so that'll be good. Cure for Barry it's a good cheering for Barry. -- -- surprised that in a city filled with rabid Giants fans and baseball -- I yards and a lot of people with strong opinions about Barry Bonds it only took them one day to select mr. It started pretty slowly in the morning and then all of that good at Wrigley this morning miracle Milloy you know it's gonna carry on until tomorrow Q -- all the sudden hear him -- He went very quickly although interestingly. They go on with just two alternates and that's cut immaterial that close because if there's anybody getting sick or they're -- conduct. You only have two alternates but they both feel pretty good about the jury and they went for. Stay Moskowitz pace yourself who got a long way to go thanks for your time things.