Definition of state's evidence in English:

state's evidence

Line breaks: state's evi|dence

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.

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