Section 12-16-152

Challenges of jurors for cause - Additional grounds for challenge by state in certain cases.

On the trial for any offense which may be punished capitally or by imprisonment in the penitentiary, it is a good cause of challenge by the state that the person would refuse to impose the death penalty regardless of the evidence produced or has a fixed opinion against penitentiary punishment or thinks that a conviction should not be had on circumstantial evidence, which cause of challenge may be proved by the oath of the person or by other evidence.

(Code 1852, §630; Code 1867, §4182; Code 1876, §4883; Code 1886, §4333; Code 1896, §5018; Code 1907, §7278; Code 1923, §8612; Code 1940, T. 30, §57.)