U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Marchant & Colson, 25 U.S. 12 Wheat. 480 480 (1827)
United States v. Marchant & Colson
25 U.S. (12 Wheat.) 480
Where two or more persons are jointly charged in the same indictment with a capital offense, they have not a right, by law, to be tried separately, without the consent of the prosecutor, but such separate trial is a matter to be allowed in the discretion of the court.