Section 12-16-207

Grand juror not to participate, etc., in deliberations as to offenses committed against his person or property, etc.; supplying of deficiency in number of grand jurors resulting therefrom.

(a) A grand juror must not be present at or take any part in the deliberations of his fellow jurors respecting any public offense with which he is charged or which was committed against his person or property or when he is a prosecutor or when he is connected by blood or marriage with the person charged.

(b) If, by reason of the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the number of grand jurors is reduced below 13 in the investigation of any matter, the court must supply the deficiency from the qualified jurors of the county, and the persons so placed on the grand jury must serve only during such investigation.

(Code 1852, §§548, 549; Code 1867, §§4098,4099; Code 1876, §§4771, 4772; Code 1886, §§4357, 4358; Code 1896, §§5043, 5044; Code 1907, §§7304, 7305; Code 1923, §§8686, 8687; Code 1940, T. 30, §§92, 93.)