§62-2-4. Indictment for perjury; admissibility of certain records,
etc., as evidence.
In an indictment or accusation of perjury or subornation of
perjury, it shall be sufficient to state the substance of the
offense charged against the accused, and in what court or by whom
the oath was administered which is charged to have been falsely
taken, and to make an averment that such court or person had
competent authority to administer the same, together with the
proper averments to falsify the matter wherein the perjury is
assigned, without setting forth any part of any record or
proceeding at law or equity, or the commission or authority of the
court or person before whom the perjury was committed; but nothing
herein shall be construed to allow, without the consent of the
accused, a part only of the record, proceeding or writing to be
given in evidence on the trial of such indictment or accusation.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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