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MCBRIDE v. THE STATE.
38343.
TOWNSEND, Judge.
Liquor violation. Sandersville City Court. Before Judge Evans. March 19, 1960.
2. A charge that the jury should give such weight and credit as it deserves to the defendant's statement or any part of it "that you believe to be the truth," and would be authorized to accept it in preference to the sworn testimony in the case "provided you believe it to be the truth" is not reversible error, where full instructions are given with respect to the effect to be given the defendant's statement. Dowdell v. State, 194 Ga. 578 (2) (22 S. E. 2d 310); Allen v. State, 194 Ga. 430 (2) (22 S. E. 2d 65).
The trial court did not err in denying the motion for new trial as amended.
Thomas A. Hutcheson, Solicitor, contra.
Casey Thigpen, for plaintiff in error.
DECIDED JUNE 22, 1960 -- REHEARING DENIED JULY 6, 1960.
Saturday May 23 00:14 EDT


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