find (one) not guilty

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find (one) not guilty

To determine and declare in court that one is innocent of a crime. I don't know how the jury found him not guilty, considering all the evidence against him.
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And a jury at Cambridge crown court took less than three hours to find her not guilty of sexual assault, common assault and attempting to pervert justice.
Mr Riorden said claims she had threatened to set people's homes on fire previously were completely denied, and urged the jury to find her not guilty of the charges.
Last week the trial judge directed the jury to find her not guilty of two of those charges.
But the jury of eight men and four women at Isleworth Crown Court, west London, took just 40 minutes to unanimously find her not guilty of being drunk on board an aircraft.
The jury took just an hour to unanimously find her not guilty.
She grins from ear to ear and punches the air in delight as they find her not guilty of killing ex-lover Charlie Stubbs (Bill Ward) in cold blood.
The trial of Rashpal Bharath, 28, of Barton Road, Foleshill, Coventry, ended yesterday, when Judge James Pyke ordered a jury at Coventry Crown Court to find her not guilty of two counts of theft.
But following the close of the prosecution case and legal submissions, Mr Justice Stanley Burnton ruled there was insufficient evidence to prove Miss Fray had caused the toddler's death and directed a jury to find her not guilty of manslaughter, a charge which she had denied.
A jury took two hours to find her not guilty at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.
She was yesterday cleared of three charges of actual bodily harm, after Judge Nazreen Pearce directed the jury at Cardiff Crown Court to find her not guilty of the alleged attacks.