TITLE 34
Property

CHAPTER 34-19
Forcible Entry and Detainer

SECTION 34-19-5


§ 34-19-5. Return of verdict.

If, upon a full hearing of the cause, the jury shall find the complaint laid before them supported by the evidence, they shall sign and return to the court their verdict, in form following, to wit:

At a court of inquiry held before one of the justices of the superior court within and for the county of . . . . . . . . . at . . . . . . . . . upon the . . . . . . . . . day of . . . . . . . . . in the year . . . . . . , the jury, upon their oaths, do find that the lands or tenements in . . . . . . . . . aforesaid, bounded (or, described) as follows (as in the complaint), upon the . . . . . . . . . day of . . . . . . . . . in the year . . . . . . were in the lawful and rightful possession of . . . . . . . . . and that . . . . . . . . . did, upon the same day, unlawfully, with force and arms and with a strong hand, enter forcibly into the same, and (or, being lawfully upon the same) did unlawfully, with force and a strong hand, hold and keep out . . . . . . . . . and that he or she still continues wrongfully to detain the possession from him or her, . . . . . . . . . : whereupon the jury find, upon their oaths aforesaid, that . . . . . . . . . ought to have restitution thereof without delay.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1908, ch. 1533, § 4; G.L. 1909, ch. 340, § 5; G.L. 1923, ch. 391, § 5; G.L. 1938, ch. 591, § 5; G.L. 1956, § 34-19-5.)