barry_greg.jpgA former personal shopper for Barry Bonds testified in federal court in San Francisco today that she saw Bonds’ trainer, Greg Anderson, give him an injection in 2002.

“Greg shot him in the belly button, just like a doctor,” prosecution witness Kathy Hoskins told the jury in Bonds’ perjury trial.

Bonds is on trial in the court of U.S. District Judge Susan Illston on charges of lying in 2003 to a grand jury that was investigating the distribution of performance-enhancing drugs.

One of four false statements the home-run champion is accused of making is a statement that he never received any injection from Anderson or anyone else other than a doctor.

Hoskins, who said she is sometimes called Katy, said she saw the injection when she was in the bedroom of Bonds’ house packing his clothes for a San Francisco Giants road trip.

She said she had previously seen Anderson and Bonds disappear briefly into a nearby office on 10 or 15 occasions.

This time, Hoskins said, Bonds told Anderson to “do it right here” in the bedroom where she was packing.

“This is Katy; she’s my girl,” Bonds allegedly said.

The other false statements Bonds is alleged to have made before the grand jury were his remarks that he never knowingly took steroids, human growth hormone or anything other than vitamins from Anderson.

Earlier today, the jurors heard testimony from Bonds’ former orthopedic surgeon that appeared to undercut other prosecution evidence given last week by Kathy Hoskins’ brother, Steve Hoskins.

Dr. Arthur Ting testified he had either never discussed or did not recall discussing Bonds’ alleged use of steroids with Steve Hoskins. He recalled only one general conversation about steroids.

Ting said he did not recall a conversation in which Steve Hoskins allegedly said he needed information about the effects of steroids so that he could “get it back to Barry.”

Prosecutors have only one more witness, a sports-doping expert, before the defense begins its case.

Julia Cheever, Bay City News

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