†SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1CR05-113 05/10/04

 

CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT

You have heard the testimony of an informant.† An informant is someone who testifies against someone else for money, or to escape punishment for his or her own misdeeds or crimes, or for other personal reasons or advantage.

You should evaluate the testimony of an informant with greater care than the testimony of a witness who does not have this motivation.† Consider whether the informantís testimony has been affected by self-interest, or by the agreement [he] [she] has with the government, or [his] [her] own interest in the outcome of the case, or by prejudice against (Def)_______________.† Whether to believe the testimony of this witness, and how much weight to give it, is up to you.