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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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However, she successfully lodged an objection in the same court - which has now found her not guilty due to lack of evidence.
After a week-long trial jurors found her not guilty on both counts.
Yesterday the jury found her not guilty of three further fraud charges after being given a majority direction.
After a four-day trial, a jury found her not guilty.
After the jury found her not guilty, Naggs said life would return to normal for her family.
The jury of three men and eight women found her not guilty of GBH but guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The jury found her not guilty of assaulting Jenny Truefitt - both causing actual bodily harm and the lesser alternative of common assault - on January 26 last year.
In what is believed to be a legal first, a sheriff accepted her story and found her not guilty.
The jury accepted that the wife acted in self defence and found her not guilty. The Crown had argued that the killing was planned and deliberate and urged the jury not to lose sight of the fact that a human life had been lost.
Yesterday she was freed from prison when jurors in her appeal trial found her not guilty of stabbing Miss Kercher after forcing her into a violent sex game.
The jury found her not guilty on Thursday of murdering both women.
In 2000, she was freed after a jury found her not guilty of trying to kill Richard Thompson, husband number three,during a sex bondage session.
But the Old Bailey found her not guilty of manslaughter after hearing she did not know them.
But the Old Bailey found her not guilty of manslaughter after she claimed one was infatuated with Mr Waite and was trying to pin the blame on her.
Magistrates at Witham, Essex, heard Vowles, from Chelmsford, was severely depressed and facing eviction and found her not guilty of sending a false message.