noun[mass noun] US Law
Evidence for the prosecution given by a participant in or accomplice to the crime being tried.
More example sentences
- Two of his codefendants confessed to their parts in the robbery, and one codefendant turned state's evidence in return for a reduced sentence.
- Some read it as a cautionary tale for anyone contemplating turning state's evidence in antitrust trials.
- Although Denny's assailants appeared to have free rein in the unpoliced intersection, several suspects were later identified through news footage turned state's evidence.
Definition of state's evidence in:
- The US English dictionary