Section 13A-11-162

Indictment for libel.

An indictment for a libel need not set forth any extrinsic facts for the purpose of showing the application to the party libeled of the defamatory matter on which the indictment is founded; it is sufficient to state generally that the same was published concerning him, and the fact that it was so published must be proved on the trial.

(Code 1852, §582; Code 1867, §4132; Code 1876, §4805; Code 1886, §3772; Code 1896, §5064; Code 1907, §7339; Code 1923, §4922; Code 1940, T. 14, §349; Code 1975, §13-6-202.)