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Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

35:30 one witness. At least two witnesses must be available to testify in a capital crime, as a safeguard against one vindictive person causing the death of an innocent person. These would not necessarily have to be eye-witnesses. Rather, they must at least be independent witnesses of circumstantial evidences relevant to the crime.

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