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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Her brother Stephen Peter McGeary, 53, of Drumglass Way, and sister Catherine Mooney, 52, of Edendork Road, both Dungannon, walked free from Belfast Crown Court after Judge David McFarland directed the jury to find them not guilty on 11 charges.
What sense does it make to keep people in prison for more than ten years and eventually find them not guilty? What benefit did the Namibian Government gain from these 45 innocent detainees?
But a jury at Newcastle Crown Court yesterday took just over three hours to find them not guilty of beingknowingly concerned with importing the drug.
James Carruthers, 19, of Talbotville Road, Stoneycroft, Paul Draper, 18, of Warnerville Road, Broadgreen, and Lewis Jenkins, 18, of Rocky Lane, Tuebrook, were acquitted after Judge Gerald Clifton told a jury at Liverpool Crown Court to find them not guilty. It was earlier alleged the three picked up a hitchhiker at Burtonwood Services on the M62.
TWO men accused of blackmailing Hollywood star Russell Crowe walked free yesterday after a judge ordered the jury to find them not guilty.
But last week Mr Justice Hooper directed the jury at Bristol Crown Court to find them not guilty of murder.