2006 Code of Virginia § 55-173 - Jury of inquest, how summoned, etc.; evidence, how given

55-173. Jury of inquest, how summoned, etc.; evidence, how given.

For this inquest there shall be summoned and returned by the sheriff of thecounty or sergeant of the city ten qualified jurors, of whom at least sevenshall be impaneled as a jury. They shall meet at the courthouse and sit inpublic and may be adjourned by the escheator from day to day. Every personcompetent to testify as a witness shall be required to give evidence openlyin the presence of the jurors.

(Code 1919, 494; 1977, c. 583; 1984, c. 315; 1990, c. 938; 1996, c. 551.)

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