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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The judge said: "I find you not guilty on these two charges."
Belfast Crown Court judge Mr Justice McLaughlin said of John Gerard Stitt, 34, "I should find you not guilty".
The Sheriff told Paterson, of Alloa: "As a matter of law, not as a matter of fact, I find you not guilty.
Sheriff James Scott told the accused: "My duty is to acquit and accordingly I find you not guilty of the remaining charges."