OUJI-CR 12-4

GRAND JURY -- EVIDENCE

Each witness may be interrogated by any member of the jury and the attorney(s) for the State.

On the request of the accused, or on your own motion, you shall receive evidence for the accused.

While investigating a charge for the purpose of presenting an Indictment or Accusation, the grand jury may receive the written testimony of the witnesses taken in a preliminary examination of the same charge, and also the sworn testimony prepared by the attorney(s) for the State without bringing those witnesses before it. The grand jury may also hear evidence live from witnesses testifying before it and receive written evidence. The grand jury shall vote on each Indictment or Accusation separately.

It is your duty to weigh all of the evidence submitted to you and when you have reason to believe that there is other evidence, you may order it produced, and the attorney(s) for the State shall subpoena witnesses for your investigation.

If any member of the grand jury knows, or has reason to believe, that a public offense has been committed that is triable in the County, he/she must declare the same to the other jurors, and they must investigate it.

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Statutory Authority: 22 O.S. 1991, §§ 333, 335, 337.