alibi witness

noun

Definition of alibi witness

law
: a witness upon whom a criminal defendant relies in establishing or providing an alibi

Examples of alibi witness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Including those alibi witnesses -- 10 of them who put Crosley Green miles from the scene of the crime and the fact that the prosecution's star witnesses all have recanted. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, "Crosley Green's last chance for freedom," 19 Aug. 2019 Even with four alibi witnesses, Samuel Soliz was convicted of holding up a convenience store in 1995. Dallas Morning News, "Texas courts allow hypnosis despite science, overturned convictions," 9 Apr. 2020 Investigators say the scripts include false alibi witnesses. Jennifer Henderson, CNN, "Fotis Dulos' attorney pleads not guilty to murder conspiracy," 20 Feb. 2020 There were also alibi witnesses who said the two men were at a birthday party at the time of the shooting. Jordan Freiman, CBS News, "Florida approves $2 million compensation claim for man wrongfully convicted in 1976," 15 Feb. 2020 Syed argued that his trial lawyer had been ineffective in not calling an alibi witness. BostonGlobe.com, "Supreme Court acts in campaign finance and libel cases - The Boston Globe," 26 Nov. 2019 Investigators then tracked down alibi witnesses who said Martinez was at work during some of the crimes that were believed to have been committed by a serial robber. Washington Post, "Man locked up 11 years for robberies he didn’t do walks free," 13 Nov. 2019 The person was convicted again -- RADDATZ: Surveillance tape was not presented, no DNA, no gun, alibi witnesses not talked to -- KLOBUCHAR: Exactly. ABC News, "'This Week' Transcript 2-16-20: Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Tom Steyer," 16 Feb. 2020 Investigators then tracked down alibi witnesses who said Martinez was at work during some of the crimes that were believed to have been committed by a serial robber. Washington Post, "Man locked up 11 years for robberies he didn’t do walks free," 13 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of alibi witness

1774, in the meaning defined above

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“Alibi witness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alibi%20witness. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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see witness

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