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During his testimony before the grand jury, he repeatedly said he had no memory of such a conversation.
  a group of citizens who decide whether or not there is enough evidence to formally accuse someone of a crime
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The number of people in a grand jury ranges from 6 to 23, depending on the state.
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  • During his testimony before the grand jury, he repeatedly said he had no memory of such a conversation.
  • We’ll take it in front of the grand jury, get an indictment, and go arrest the girl.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The district attorney’s office calls you down to a grand jury, asks you to give up your sources, and a judge slaps you into a cell — you just make sure you bring enough reading material to fill the time."
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • The grand jury rejected the bill, on its being proved that I was on the Orkney Islands at the hour the body of my friend was found; and a fortnight after my removal I was liberated from prison.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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  • The president of the company shot himself two days after being subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • First she’d had a probable cause hearing to pull together, then, she’d been in front of the grand jury, getting them to hand down an indictment.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • J. J. getting him off the grand jury list and the other give him a leg over the stile.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The grand jury presently indicted Luigi for murder in the first degree, and Angelo as accessory before the fact.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • For with this granted, he would be able to impanel a grand jury and in the event of a true bill being returned against Clyde, then within a month or six weeks, proceed to trial.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • She left no stone unturned to prevent the grand jury finding the bill.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders

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  • I have known ambition, when cured at court by frequent disappointments (which are the only physic for it), to break out again in a contest for foreman of the grand jury at an assizes; and have heard of a man who had so far conquered avarice, as to give away many a sixpence, that comforted himself, at last, on his deathbed, by making a crafty and advantageous bargain concerning his ensuing funeral, with an undertaker who had married his only child.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • It was a hearing held to determine if there was enough evidence in the case to support a grand jury.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • It looked like a pathetic version of a grand jury hearing from an episode of one of those courtroom dramas on TV.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • "That’s up to the grand jury."
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • The night before I am to testify in front of a grand jury I had this dream … I was in this interview room with Phillip and Nancy.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • In Chicago, a federal grand jury had handed down indictments against eight demonstrators at the Democratic convention the previous summer.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • Fit to charge a grand jury, or, what is just now of more pressing necessity, able to do the honors of Christmas eve in the hall of Templeton?
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • The Mississippi grand jury’s decision not to press charges against Walker was Oswald’s motivation for purchasing a rifle.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • On Tuesday, July 18, the jury charged him, Fire Marshal Murphy, and two Hercules officers with criminal negligence and referred the charges to a grand jury.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • It exposed politicians—one step ahead of the Grand Jury; it attacked monopolies—in the name of the downtrodden; it mocked the rich and the successful—in the manner of those who could never be either.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The Grand Jury will determine whether the testimony offered here has any relation or not.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • The lynching and the callous decision of the Pearl River County Grand Jury were surely on all their minds.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Grand jury meets today.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Article V No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any Criminal Case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or…
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Amendment V No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or…
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • Shan’t see ye again very soon, I guess; unless it’s before the Grand Jury."
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The fact that an accused man was deprived of a fair trial, kidnapped and murdered by a lynch mob from a Mississippi jail apparently had no effect on the thinking of the Grand Jury.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • The point that crushed most was that the FBI had supplied a dossier of evidence identifying the lynchers, and the Pearl River County Grand Jury had decided not to look inside it.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • "Held for action of the grand jury," the judge said finally.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • I know when I go into the grand jury room I will be well protected and cared for.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • They would hear what counsel had to say in his stirring address to the grand jury.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • She was happy I had Tess with me, asked questions about when the grand jury would be held, and fretted about the lineup— any close proximity to him.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • I had black and I had red, neither of which was an appropriate choice for the virgin coed the grand jury would expect.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • "The grand jury," she said.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • At two I was brought into a waiting area outside the grand jury room.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • I told her about the grand jury and the lineup and about Gail.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • "Pursuant to your request," it read in part, "this is to advise you that the above-mentioned captioned defendant has been indicted by the grand jury."
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • My weekends consisted of waiting for the grand jury and then what followed.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • I was being subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury on November 4 at 2:00 P.M. I was supposed to go down to Marshall Street with Lila after she got back from class.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • If there was any doubt as to how "Southern Justice" operates in the State of Mississippi, it was completely dispelled … when the Pearl River County Grand Jury failed to return any indictments or even consider the massive information compiled by the FBI in the sensational Mack Parker kidnap-lynch murder case….
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Link’s mom stood up dramatically and walked down the aisle toward the Gatlin Grand Jury.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • What are the odds on the grand jury if we send our boy over tomorrow on the obstruction and bribery charges?
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • ON SEPTEMBER 12, 1895, a Philadelphia grand jury voted to indict Holmes for the murder of Benjamin Pitezel.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Roark had been indicted by a grand jury, had pleaded "Not guilty" and had refused to make any other statement.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • WHEN Byron reached town he found that he could not see the sheriff until noon, since the sheriff would be engaged all morning with the special Grand Jury.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Accordingly, after the period we have mentioned had elapsed, the cry of the officer to "clear the way for the grand jury," announced the entrance of that body.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • "You have heard the presentment that the grand jury have made, Nathaniel Bumppo," said the Judge; "what do you plead to the charge?"
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • About the square it was already known that the special Grand Jury would meet tomorrow.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Do you remember testifying about this lineup in a grand jury proceeding?
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • And when Mason appeared before him with the request that he fix the date of the Special Grand Jury by which Clyde might be indicted, this was set for August fifth.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
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