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.
See also: find, guilty, not
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JURORS in the trial of Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield have been urged to find him not guilty.
But members of the jury returned just hours later on the same day to find him not guilty on all 10 charges.
But after the prosecution had finished its evidence against Mr Humphreys Judge Huw Rees decided the officer had no case to answer and directed the jury to find him not guilty.
Jurors had three options: find Routh guilty of capital murder, find him not guilty, or find him not guilty by reason of insanity.
A TEACHING assistant has walked free from court after a jury took just over two hours to find him not guilty on three charges of sexual assault.
Despite prosecution claims that Reynolds had tried to kidnap the tot, a jury took less than an hour to find him not guilty. They believed his account that he saw Charlie alone, was concerned for his safety and intended to take him to a police station in Crosby.
Jones then pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to the communication cable and obstructing an officer by giving false details, and the judge directed the jury to find him not guilty of theft.
Tustin was found guilty of all six and Davies of four after the jury was directed by the judge to find him not guilty of two counts.
But a jury took just 30 minutes to find him not guilty of two accounts of indecent assault.
But a jury at Northampton Crown Court took less than four hours to find him not guilty of indecent assault, ending his twoyear ordeal.
A jury at Cardiff Crown Court took an hour to find him not guilty.
A jury took just 40 minutes to find him not guilty of head-butting Peter Oldbury, 26, in a Chinese restaurant's loo.
A jury of seven men and five women took an hour and 20 minutes to find him not guilty of racially-aggravated common assault and raciallyaggravated fear or provocation of violence.
He said: "I'm directing you, because of a lack of evidence in Dekker's case, to find him not guilty."
The jury took 45 minutes to find him not guilty of one charge of encouraging violent disorder