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turn state's evidence

Definition of turn state's evidence in English:

Give evidence for the prosecution: persuading one-time gang members to turn state’s evidence
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  • They'll either prosecute him or they'll let him roll and turn state's evidence and get some kind of immunity.
  • Anthony had made a deal with the District Attorney to turn state's evidence and testify against Smith, if they ever caught him.
  • Personally, I was surprised neither one of them tried to turn state's evidence against the other.
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