§62-8-6. Convicts competent as witnesses; proceedings, etc., as in other cases.
In any such prosecution of convicts, all other convicts in the penitentiary shall be competent witnesses for or against the accused. In all other respects, the proceedings, trial, judgment and sentence shall be had, pronounced and executed, as in other cases for prosecutions for offenses punishable with death or confinement in the penitentiary.