Peterson did not enter a plea, though his attorney said he will eventually plead not guilty to the charge that carries a penalty of up to two years in prison.
While much will be made of how the Clemens defense team destroyed the credibility of his main accuser, former trainer Brian McNamee, it says here that the testimony of Andy Pettitte was also instrumental in gaining the acquittal.
While the jury caucused in a separate room, the judge summoned the lawyers to his courtroom for a brief hearing to address several juror-related issues, including the request for the list of exhibits.
In their final attempt to convince jurors that the former Yankees star lied to Congress, prosecutors basically called his wife a liar, too.
At the start of the ninth week of trial (with 26 actual days of testimony), the case of Roger Clemens will finally go to the jury, probably later today (Tuesday) or, at the latest, tomorrow.
A prosecutor told jurors Tuesday that Roger Clemens covered up his use of performance-enhancing drugs, and he urged them to hold the former star pitcher accountable for lying to Congress.
Former major league catchers Darrin Fletcher and Charlie O’Brien testified and defended Roger Clemens’ innocence.
The trial is entering its seventh week. Clemens’ lawyers say they will need seven or eight court days to put on their defense.
In a brushback reminiscent of Roger Clemens the pitcher, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton had a message for former major leaguer David Segui if he defies a prosecution subpoena to testify in the trial.
Judge Walton has told the parties if the trial isn’t done by June 8, he might have to recess it for a month because of scheduling conflicts.
Attacking key prosecution evidence, Roger Clemens’ lawyer went through the items in a Miller Lite beer can one at a time
Brian McNamee, the chief prosecution witness in the Roger Clemens perjury trial, conceded Thursday that he initially lied about his involvement with steroids.
So far, we certainly have not seen the kind of withering cross-examination that was expected by lead defense counsel Rusty Hardin.
Like former Roger Clemens teammate Andy Pettitte a week before, Brian Cashman sometimes sounded more like a defense witness.
Injured and defeated in a playoff game against the Boston Red Sox, Roger Clemens asked for the man who could “push his buttons.” He asked for Brian McNamee.