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


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.)