The charges against Bonds grew out of a federal probe of a Bay Area laboratory that distributed designer steroids to professional athletes. Roger Clemens, considered one of baseball's greatest pitchers, is scheduled to face trial this summer for lying under oath about steroids. One of his attorneys has been attending the Bonds trial.
Bonds' prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case with a laboratory test that found Bonds was using banned drugs in 2003, just before his grand jury testimony. If convicted, Bonds could be sent to prison or be confined to his home for several months.
Whether the defense can ease the damage inflicted by Kathy Hoskins remains to be seen. She testified she saw Greg Anderson, Bonds' personal trainer who was jailed for refusing to testify in the trial, inject Bonds before a road trip. Bonds had hired her to buy and pack his clothes after she teased him about his wardrobe.
She began her testimony strong and upbeat, mimicking Bonds humorously. Bonds, who has appeared relaxed for much of the trial, chuckled as she recalled that Bonds had agreed to be her date for her Sadie Hawkins freshman high school dance.
But by the end of her testimony, she was weeping, alluding to the decades-old ties between the Bonds and Hoskins families that had frayed as a result of the case. Bonds' mother and other family members watched her from a front-row bench, and Bonds looked solemn when she left the stand.
Times Researcher Scott Wilson contributed to this report.