turn state's evidence


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turn state's evidence

To give such testimony in court.
See also: evidence, turn
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Following the gunning down of journalist Veronica Guerin, the programme was established in 1997 to encourage members of organised crime gangs to turn state's evidence against their former colleagues.
So they are deciding to turn state's evidence, against themselves and others.
While Ward was put behind bars for life the judges made it clear that this was on the evidence of a supergrass who got off a murder charge by agreeing to turn state's evidence.
The fortune teller decided to turn state's evidence after being shown pre- trial documents in which Patrizia put all the blame on her.
We simply will not allow the state to turn its back on those with the courage to turn state's evidence,'' Wilson said.