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22-2903. Exclusion and separation of witnesses. During the examination of any witnesses or when the defendant is making a statement or testifying the magistrate may, and on the request of the defendant or state shall, exclude all other witnesses. He may also cause the witnesses to be kept separate and to be prevented from communicating with each other until all are examined.

History: L. 1970, ch. 129, ยง 22-2903; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

62-616, 62-805.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Survey of Kansas Law: Evidence," Spencer A. Gard, 27 K.L.R. 225, 238 (1979).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Mandatory provisions of section apply to appearances before magistrate up to and including preliminary examination, not to trial. State v. Ralls, 213 Kan. 249, 252, 253, 515 P.2d 1205.

2. Mandatory features apply only to preliminary phases of prosecution leading up to and including preliminary examination. State v. McVeigh, 213 Kan. 432, 436, 516 P.2d 918.

3. Mandatory provisions apply to preliminary hearings and until accused bound over for trial. State v. Freeman, 223 Kan. 362, 363, 372, 373, 574 P.2d 950.

4. Trial court's refusal to sequester witnesses who would have been sequestered at preliminary hearing examined. State v. Dunn, 243 Kan. 414, 428, 758 P.2d 718 (1988).

5. Contact between witness and KBI before witness testimony did not violate sequestration order or require mistrial. State v. Johnson, 258 Kan. 475, 491, 905 P.2d 94 (1995).

6. Trial court denial of sequestration of witness and defendant not an abuse of discretion. State v. Heath, 264 Kan. 557, 588, 957 P.2d 449 (1998).

7. Trial court did not err in allowing witness to testify. State v. Kirtdoll, 281 Kan. 1138, 1149, 136 P.3d 417 (2006).

8. Cited; witness violated sequestration order; no abuse of discretion in denial of new trial. State v. Crum, 286 Kan. 145, 161, 184 P.3d 222 (2008).


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