co-defendant

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Noun1.co-defendant - 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 33-year-old was in his apartment along with the two other co-defendants, aged 39 and 36.
With Fattah, four other co-defendants were also found guilty.
Morsi and 14 other co-defendants appeared in court in previous hearings in a soundproof glass case in the courtroom preventing verbal access to their attorneys, which the defence said compromised the court's neutrality.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Ousted President Mohamed Mursi and 14 co-defendants are set to appear in court on Wednesday for the second session of their trial on charges of inciting murder and violence outside the presidential palace in December 2012.
After a month-long trial, the judge said Dmitrichenko and two co-defendants had intentionally caused grievous bodily harm to the victim, Sergei Filin.
A spokeswoman for the Attorney General said: "We understand the names of the co-defendants were posted online.
The trial, which was interrupted twice on its first day by shouting in the courtroom, was adjourned until January 8 to allow lawyers time to review the case against Morsi and his 14 co-defendants - all prominent members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Whorton admitted conspiring with Barber and two other co-defendants, Brandon Rains and David Fisher, to inflate the value of real estate transactions in order to get bigger loans from First Federal Bank of Harrison.
25, the same day the four other co-defendants are scheduled to appear again in Central District Court.
Embassy in Bishkek said it is closely watching the Supreme Court appeal of Azimjon Askarov and seven co-defendants convicted of murdering a police officer and inciting ethnic hatred during the June violence in the south.
Ben Kennedy was remanded in custody and was told that his case would be listed for sentence after the trial of his co-defendants.