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     23A-6-7.   Contents required for sufficiency of indictment or information. An indictment or information is sufficient if it can be understood therefrom:
             (1)      That it is entitled in a court having authority to receive it, although the name of the court is not stated;
             (2)      That the indictment was found by a grand jury of the county in which the public offense was committed;
             (3)      That the defendant is named or, if his name is unknown, that he is described by a fictitious name with a statement that his true name is unknown to the grand jury or prosecuting attorney;
             (4)      That the offense charged was committed within the jurisdiction of the county; and
             (5)      That the offense charged is designated in such a manner as to enable a person of common understanding to know what is intended.

Source: CCrimP 1877, § 222; CL 1887, § 7249; RCCrimP 1903, § 229; SL 1913, ch 242; RC 1919, § 4725; Supreme Court Rule 367, 1939; SDC 1939 & Supp 1960, § 34.3010; SDCL, § 23-32-12; SL 1978, ch 178, § 67.

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