THE USE OF WITNESS TESTIMONY IN PROOF OF CRIMINAL CASES

T.A. Shmareva, A.I. Shmarev
2019 Vestnik Udmurtskogo universiteta. Èkonomika i pravo  
The article considers the problems associated with the use in proving the testimony of persons with a transforming criminal procedural status. A concrete example of the use of witness testimony in proving a criminal case is described, the process of establishing the truth in which was complicated by the opposition of the defense. During the court session, the prosecution's witness withdrew from the testimony he had given at the preliminary investigation stage, explaining this by the pressure
more » ... by the pressure exerted on him by the investigator, which fully satisfied the defense. Thanks to the creative approach and activity of the prosecution, it was possible to obtain new evidence, which allowed not only to expose the witness in giving knowingly false testimony in court, but also to convince the court of the guilt of the defendant, in whose favor the witness changed his testimony.
doi:10.35634/2412-9593-2019-29-5-692-696 fatcat:5dhhq5ent5akrlotftgwvgneqm