Separate trial

SEPARATE TRIAL, practice. The trial of one person by himself, when he is jointly indicted with others for an alleged offence.
     2. On a joint indictment against two or more defendants for a crime of misdemeanor, it is in the discretion of the court whether to allow a separate trial for each prisoner, or to order the whole of them to be tried together. 1 Baldw. Rep. 81; 12 Wheat. 480; 5 Serg. & Rawle, 60; but see 1 Pet., C. C. Rep. 118.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In a separate trial, another nine were sentenced to prison in Zagazig in Sharqeya governorate, with sentences ranging between 3 and 15 years, with 18 acquitted of all charges, MENA reported.
The firm had added that a separate trial would constitute breach of the SC's directions, and could lead to the use of evidence recorded in Raja's case against it.
Summary: An Egyptian court on Tuesday dismissed a case filed against a prominent Coptic Christian tycoon accused of insulting Islam, a judicial source said, but a separate trial on the same charge continues.
A separate trial in which Berlusconi is accused of bribery reopened in Milan last week but the premier, who was due to brief the cabinet on the Libya emergency, did not appear in court.
Banks of Little Rock, to get a separate trial, Walters will be tried with her sister and brother-in-law.
A third accused, drug dealer Rudy Guede, 22, got 30 years after a separate trial.
Synopsis: Gallup Poll Daily tracking from May 2-6, finds both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton going toe-to-toe with Republican John McCain in separate trial heats for the fall election.
Al-Dulaimi has said that if Saddam is condemned to death in a separate trial, where he is charged with killing nearly 150 people from the town of Dujail, it could provoke civil war in Iraq and unrest throughout the Middle East.
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The second suspect, John Lee Malvo, who was 17 at the time of the crimes, will plead insanity at a separate trial. He claims he was brainwashed by Muhammad.
However, 24- and 48-week safety and efficacy information might be gathered in a separate trial, perhaps in a less pretreated population.

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