Definition of state's evidence in English:

state's evidence

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[mass noun] US Law
  • Evidence for the prosecution given by a participant in or accomplice to the crime being tried.
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    • 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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