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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - a defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action
defendant, suspect - a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
corespondent, co-respondent - the codefendant charged with adultery with the estranged spouse in a divorce proceeding
respondent - the codefendant (especially in a divorce proceeding) who is accused of adultery with the corespondent
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Let judgment be entered against me, but in strict justice all my ancestors for generations should be made co-defendants and I be permitted to plead in mitigation of punishment the imperious mandate of heredity.
The defendant confessed to smuggling the drugs several times on behalf of his co-defendant in return for heroin.
James Kamply Morris, 27, was identified by a co-defendant as the shooter on Dec.
com) disclosed in early April that it was named as a co-defendant in class action lawsuits filed in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
In his statement to prosecutors, he said the co-defendant had instructed him to place the hoax bomb in return for 1,000 Saudi riyals (BD100).
Co-defendant Robert Campos, 25, was given the same sentence in May.
However, depositions disclosed that Jain had knowledge and was told about the case by one of his parents and had discussed the case all along with his attorney and at least one of his business colleagues, co-defendant James Reno.
The officer and his co-defendant, who is accused of posing as a religious cleric to conduct the sham marriage ceremony, were standing just metres from the alleged victim as she recounted her ordeal in the High Criminal Court yesterday.
Lewis also was charged in the slaying, but in March was placed on probation after he pleaded no contest to being an accessory to the shooting and agreed to testify against Zomalt and his co-defendant in the first trial.
Dutroux made similar allegations in a letter sent to the Belgian media on Sunday when he said co-defendant Michel Nihoul -a small-time Brussels businessman with fraud convictions -was an underworld lynchpin.
Her co-defendant, a 45-year-old yoga instructor accused of running a drug dealing operation using European women to sell drugs in nightclubs, was acquitted due to lack of evidence.
The sentencing of co-defendant William Hogan, 39, was postponed Friday because his attorney was engaged in a trial, court officials said.