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|Bonds: Attorneys Make Final Pitch to Jury
|SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A prosecutor says a federal jury should convict Barry Bonds of making false statements to a grand jury, telling the panel Thursday that the slugger chose not to tell the truth about using performance-enhancing drugs.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Nedrow presented the government's closing argument at the Bonds trial, which is now in its 12th day. Bonds admits he used steroids but says he didn't know what his personal trainer was giving him.
Before closing arguments started, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston instructed the jury
of eight women and four men on how to arrive at a verdict.
The jury will get the case later today after closing arguments are finished. The home run king is accused of lying in December 2003 to a grand jury that was investigating sports doping.
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