†SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1CR05-112 05/10/04

 

WITNESSES TESTIFYING UNDER PLEA AGREEMENT

[This instruction concerns more than one witness. For an instruction on one witness, see CR05-111.]

Witnesses _______________, _______________, and _______________ testified under plea agreements they made with the State.† This evidence has been introduced because it may bear on the credibility of these witnesses.

You should evaluate the testimony of each witness in light of his or her situation and relation to the alleged offense.† Consider whether each witnessís testimony was colored in such a way as to further his or her own interest.† You may find that a witness who testifies under a plea agreement has a motive to give false testimony, or you may find that the witness has testified truthfully.†† Whether to believe the testimony of these witnesses, and how much weight to give it, is up to you.