All the circuit courts of this State shall have power to grant new trials in cases in which there has been a trial by jury for reasons for which new trials have usually been granted in the courts of law of the United States.
1962 Code Section 17-514; 1952 Code Section 17-514; 1942 Code Section 1030; 1932 Code Section 1030; Cr. P. '22 Section 120; Cr. C. '12 Section 99; Cr. C. '02 Section 72; G. S. 2652; R. S. 72.