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defendant

(di-fen'dint)
In law, the person, entity, or party charged or sued in a legal action. The defendant is the party accused of a criminal or civil wrong from whom legal relief or damages are sought.
See: plaintiff
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"Whatever its subjective intentions, the trial court effectively procured a witness in support of the prosecution by inducing the co-defendant to testify concerning statements the co-defendant made to police which identified defendant as one of the robbers in exchange for the promise of a more lenient sentence," according to the Court of Appeals decision written by Judge Leslie Stein.
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represented the co-defendant for a reefer charge 10 years ago makes as much sense as having a death row with 391 people on it.
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The plaintiffs have written a letter to Legge, along with the lawyers for co-defendant Trigg Aerospace, claiming that the airline is seeking 'protections and advantages' not provided for by law according to The Associated Press.
"My friend (the co-defendant, aged 30) was also asking my cousin for three months' salary which he never received.
A man who has been in state prison for close to 20 years will get a new hearing on an issue that led to the release of a co-defendant in 2014.
Jones co-defendant Abeet Ramos, 20, of the 900 block of West Spring Street in South Elgin, is being held in DuPage County jail on $3 million bail, authorities said.
Both the complainant and the defendants are friends and schoolmates at UMU on Ashmum Street in Monrovia, according to police.The victim is said to have done a secret recording of herself while at home on her cellphone; and that co-defendant Anita Woods allegedly had access to the nude video while it was still in the victim's phone, the police add.
Paul Lewis QC, representing co-defendant Richard Wallace, asked during cross-examination: "Was yours the last violence before he went to the ground?" Banton accepted it was but stated no-one was near Mr Jedrzejewski when he fell.