king's evidence


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king's evidence

n
(Law) (when the sovereign is male) another name for queen's evidence
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Many who would readily have pointed out the foremost rioters and given evidence against them, felt that escape by that means was hopeless, when their every act had been observed by scores of people who had taken no part in the disturbances; who had suffered in their persons, peace, or property, by the outrages of the mob; who would be most willing witnesses; and whom the government would, no doubt, prefer to any King's evidence that might be offered.
The other body-snatcher, William Hare, had turned King's evidence and was not brought to trial.
The trial, which lasted two days, began on Friday, December 12, but Hamilton was immediately discharged from the dock, having agreed to turn King's evidence.
John Bolton had turned King's Evidence and was the main witness for the prosecution.
On the other hand, a person who lets Israel's enemies use the fact that he is Jewish and serves as their king's evidence, he should be treated according to the paragraph in the Eighteen Benedictions, which begins with the words, "And informers shall have no hope.
He had been convicted, it seemed, purely on the word of a condemned horse-thief who shared a cell with him in Newcastle Keep, and who had turned King's Evidence and gained his own freedom as a result.
It has been agreed between them Siraj Talpur will become king's evidence against Shah Rukh.
Garrow's Law (BBC1, 9pm) Whilst defending a case of industrial sabotage among Spitalfield's silk weavers, Garrow is shocked when one of the accused turn's King's evidence.
When they were arrested, Hare turned King's evidence and Burke was made the fall guy and hanged in front of 25,000 people in 1829.
But they were eventually discovered and Hare turned King's Evidence so only Burke was hanged.
But the murder of their 16th victim led to their arrest, and Hare turned King's evidence, which sent Burke to his death on the gallows in January 1829.
He was captured and indicted for treason but after giving king's evidence against other rebels and taking the oath of allegiance, he redeemed himself and in a remarkably short time was appointed attorney general of the province.