so that the blood of an innocent person may not be shed in the land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, thereby bringing bloodguilt upon you.
But if someone at enmity with another lies in wait and attacks and takes the life of that person, and flees into one of these cities,
then the elders of the killer's city shall send to have the culprit taken from there and handed over to the avenger of blood to be put to death.
Show no pity; you shall purge the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, so that it may go well with you.
You must not move your neighbor's boundary marker, set up by former generations, on the property that will be allotted to you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you to possess.
A single witness shall not suffice to convict a person of any crime or wrongdoing in connection with any offense that may be committed. Only on the evidence of two or three witnesses shall a charge be sustained.
If a malicious witness comes forward to accuse someone of wrongdoing,
then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the Lord, before the priests and the judges who are in office in those days,
and the judges shall make a thorough inquiry. If the witness is a false witness, having testified falsely against another,
then you shall do to the false witness just as the false witness had meant to do to the other. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
The rest shall hear and be afraid, and a crime such as this shall never again be committed among you.