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.
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He cried as the jury found him not guilty by a majority.
Krzysztof Ogonowski clasped his hands together and thanked the jury after they unanimously found him not guilty.
Dr Manohar Deshpande, 50, denied a charge of sexual assault alleged to have taken place on December 19, 2014, at Arrowe Park Hospital and yesterday a jury of eight women and four men found him not guilty.
Jadeja was fined 50 per cent of his match fee by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, who found him not guilty of the offence which he was originally charged with, but found him guilty under Article 2.1.8, that relates to 'conduct contrary to the spirit of the game'.
A jury found him not guilty and he left the court a free man.
But after some evidence had been heard in the trial, Jones admitted an alternative offence of criminal damage, and on the judge's directions the jury found him not guilty of theft.
The poor man didn't do it, the jury found him NOT GUILTY! What more can he do to prove his innocence?
In March this year, the Criminal Court found him not guilty of the charges after a report by a medical committee cleared him of negligence, but prosecutors appealed the verdict.
A FLATMATE accused of beating his drinking buddy to death has walked free from court after a jury found him not guilty of manslaughter.
A jury at Bolton Crown Court found him not guilty of one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm which was alleged to be one incident of a campaign of domestic violence he inflicted on her.
In January, Mold Crown Court found him not guilty of raping a woman who said she was too drunk to consent to sex.
But magistrates found him not guilty because of a technicality.
Matthew Kelliher, 31, went on trial at Reading Crown Court yesterday but jurors found him not guilty of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.
The jury also found him not guilty of one count of unlawful use of a weapon.