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find (one) innocent

To determine and declare in court that one is innocent of a crime. I don't know how the jury found him innocent, considering all the evidence against him.
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The defence called to abolish the ruling of the Court of First Instance and asked the court to find him innocent of the crimes.
In September 2013, he was cleared of child abuse after jurors at Manchester Crown Court took just four hours to find him innocent of all 19 charges.
In September, 2013, jurors at Manchester crown court took just four hours to find him innocent of all 19 charges.
The appeals court did not find him innocent of the charges, but it reduced his punishment to a fine of 50 million rials ($1,500).
An innocent person will welcome any investigation as it would find him innocent, but a guilty person would avoid it because it would inexorably find him guilty.
But the jury took less than an hour to find him innocent on both counts.
There exists a principle within the court room that a person is 'innocent if not proven guilty'' in other words, if the prosecution cannot prove a man guilty beyond reasonable doubt then we shall find him innocent.