§56-6-20. Reading instructions to jury; instructions part of
All instructions given shall be read by the court to the jury
as the action and ruling of the court, without reference to or
disclosing the party by whom they may have been prayed. Every
instruction or charge in writing read to the jury and every
instruction or charge in writing prayed by any party and refused by
the court, provided, in either case, that such instruction or
charge have a notation thereon showing the action of the court with
reference thereto over the signature of the judge, as provided in
the preceding section, shall, together with the objections and
exceptions thereto, indorsed thereon, be a part of the record in
the case and shall be included and copied in any transcript of the
record without the formality of a bill of exceptions or any formal
certification provided for in subsequent sections of this article.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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