This is a witness in a case who appears to have a personal interest to serve through the manner in which he testifies. This situation often arises where, in a criminal case, a person, who ought to have been charged in the same case in which he gives evidence but is not charged by the prosecution in order to elicit vital evidence from him necessary to convict a suspect or suspects, gives evidence in court. He may be classified as tainted witness if he appears desperate to implicate the suspect by all means.
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