turn state's evidence

Definition of "turn state's evidence"
  1. A decision made by a person involved in a crime to cooperate with prosecutors and testify against other participants, usually in exchange for more lenient treatment
How to use "turn state's evidence" in a sentence
  1. When faced with a potential life sentence, he decided to turn state's evidence to lessen his charges.
  2. After turning state's evidence, she testified against her co-conspirators in hopes of receiving a reduced sentence.
  3. In order to secure a plea deal, he chose to turn state's evidence, providing crucial information about the crime.

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