Section 12-16-230

Discharge of juror, summoning of replacement, etc., prior to retirement of jury.

If, before the jury retires, one of them becomes so sick as to incapacitate him for the performance of his duty or any other cause renders it necessary, in the opinion of the court, to discharge a juror, such juror may be discharged, another summoned in his place and the trial commenced anew.

(Code 1852, §649; Code 1867, §4201; Code 1876, §4906; Code 1886, §4453; Code 1896, §5277; Code 1907, §7311; Code 1923, §8693; Code 1940, T. 30, §98.)