Section 12-21-224

Acquitted codefendant as witness.

When two or more defendants are jointly indicted, the court may direct a verdict of acquittal to be entered in favor of any one of them against whom there is not, in the opinion of the court, evidence to put him on his defense; and, being acquitted, he may be a witness.

(Code 1852, §640; Code 1867, §4192; Code 1876, §4894; Code 1886, §4478; Code 1896, §5302; Code 1907, §7899; Code 1923, §5637; Code 1940, T. 15, §309.)