Title 17, Chapter 8, Section 75
Where counsel in the hearing of the jury make statements of
prejudicial matters which are not in evidence, it is the duty of the
court to interpose and prevent the same. On objection made, the
court shall also rebuke the counsel and by all needful and proper
instructions to the jury endeavor to remove the improper impression
from their minds; or, in his discretion, he may order a mistrial if
the prosecuting attorney is the offender.