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Página 125 - Upon a trial for murder, the commission of the homicide by the defendant being proved, the burden of proving circumstances of mitigation, or that justify or excuse it, devolves upon him, unless the proof on the part of the prosecution tends to show that the crime committed only amounts to manslaughter, or that the defendant was justifiable or excusable.
Página 143 - Newly discovered evidence, material for the party making the application, which he could not, with reasonable diligence, have discovered and produced at the trial; 5.
Página 125 - A conviction cannot be had on the testimony of any accomplice, unless he is corroborated by other evidence which in itself, and without the aid of the testimony of the accomplice, tends to connect the defendant with the commission of the offense; and the corroboration is not sufficient, if it merely shows the commission of the offense, or the circumstances thereof.
Página 121 - In a challenge for actual bias, the cause stated in the second subdivision of section one thousand seventy-three must be alleged; but no person shall be disqualified as a juror by reason of having formed or expressed an opinion upon the matter or cause to be submitted to such jury, founded upon public rumor, statements in public journals...
Página 143 - The granting of a new trial places the parties in the same position as if no trial had been had. All the testimony must be produced anew ; and the former verdict cannot be used or referred to, either in evidence or in argument.
Página 129 - When the jury have agreed upon their verdict, they must be conducted into court by the officer having them in charge. Their names must then be called, and if all do not appear, the rest must be discharged without giving a verdict In that event, the cause may be again tried, at the same or another term.
Página 123 - When the evidence is concluded, unless the case is submitted to the jury, on either side or on both sides, without argument, the counsel for the people must commence, and the defendant or his counsel may conclude the argument to the jury.
Página 50 - A mortgage, deed of trust, contract, or other obligation by which a debt is secured, shall, for the purposes of assessment and taxation, be deemed and treated as an interest in the property affected thereby.

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