†SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1CR05-121 05/10/04

 

WITNESSES TESTIFYING UNDER GRANT OF IMMUNITY

You should also understand that one witness, (witness)_______________, has testified under a grant of immunity, as part of an agreement with the State. [Here the judge might want to explain the particular grant of immunity in this case, if requested by the attorneys.] This evidence has been introduced because it may bear on the witnessís credibility.

Carefully evaluate this witnessís testimony in light of [his] [her] situation and relation to the alleged offense.† Consider whether the testimony is colored in such a way as to further [his] [her] own interest.† You may find that the witness has a motive to give false testimony, or you may find that [he] [she] testified truthfully.† Whether to believe this witnessís testimony, and how much weight to give it, is up to you.