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Old 04-08-2009, 01:23 PM
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Default Witnesses under oath?

Does anybody know whether the witnesses at an inquest testified under oath?

What would the consequences of a false testimony have been?
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A reward from Matthews.

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Yes they do and if they are caught lying it is perjury just like in a trial.
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:51 PM
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Some of the Jewish atheist witnesses at the Stride inquest affirmed instead of swearing on a book, but I imagine the same penalties for perjury would apply.
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...same rules as for trials apply...
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Yes it was the same then as now that if you were a Non-Christian you could take another oath or affirmation.
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