Clemens’ perjury case is a mistrial

The perjury trial of former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens ended in a mistrial.

The perjury trial of former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens ended in a mistrial in the second day of witness testimony after the prosecution showed the jury evidence in violation of a court order.



U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said that he’s considering barring further prosecution of Clemens on double-jeopardy grounds. He set a hearing for Sept. 2 on whether to let the case proceed.



Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, is accused of lying to Congress about his use of steroids. Prosecutors said that Andy Pettitte, a former teammate, would testify about how Clemens told him in 1999 or 2000 that he had used HGH. Clemens told Congress that Pettitte misheard the conversation.

 
 
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