3 PJI 2 | NUMBER OF WITNESSES
The weight of the evidence to prove a fact does not necessarily depend on the number of witnesses who testify. What is more important is how believable the witnesses were, and how much weight you think their testimony deserves.
See Instruction 1.7, where this instruction is included as an alternative to be given as part of a general instruction on credibility of witnesses at the beginning of the case.
This instruction is not to be given routinely, but it might be given, on request, when there is a disproportionate number of witnesses on one side of the case.
(Last Updated October 2017)
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