The perjury trial of Barry Bonds was put on hold today after a juror called in sick. Court officials say the juror could have kidney stones or gallstones.

But even though the trial is on hold, there is new evidence. A key prosecution witness says he found a secret tape recording that may prove whether Barry Bonds’ physician talked about the former Giants star’s use of steroids. A prosecutor told the judge today that Steve Hoskins, Bonds’ former business manager, discovered a tape of a 2003 conversation with Dr. Arthur Ting, a renowned Bay Area sports surgeon. Prosecutors say the tape may contradict some of Ting’s testimony last week and that they may need to call Hoskins or Ting or both back to the witness stand.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston recessed the trial until Tuesday. There’s a possibility that the sick juror will be replaced by one of two alternates, but we won’t know more until tomorrow.

Bonds Trial on Hold, But New Evidence Emerges 4 April,2011Kelly Wilkinson


Kelly Wilkinson

Kelly Wilkinson is a radio journalist living in San Francisco. You can hear her reporting frequently on KQED FM and The California Report. In addition to covering California and Bay Area news, Kelly writes the (mostly) crafty blog Make Grow Gather. There she chronicles her love of making things like lemon curd from foraged fruit, spray-painted lampshades and cut felt placemats. The projects she creates are regularly picked up by national websites and magazines. Kelly grew up in a renovated barn in Virginia and is constantly trying to bring a little bit of her rural upbringing to her now-urban life. By day, she catches the N-Judah out the front door. By weekend, she tends bees and grows vegetables in the backyard.

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