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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“You are found not guilty of striking and assaulting Mr.
Khalid Yassen and Umar Butt were both found not guilty of conspiring to supply heroin following a trial at Cardiff Crown Court.
A MAN was yesterday found not guilty of punching his heavily pregnant partner in the stomach.
Chief reporter John Kay, 71, and royal editor Duncan Larcombe, 39, were found not guilty over their contact with two military sources, while executive editor Fergus Shanahan, 60, and deputy editor Geoff Webster, 55, were cleared of signing off payments.
A MAN accused of attack-attacking a dog walker with a huge branch has been found not guilty.
He added: "If the whole purpose of getting a car on the cheap, doing it up cheaper than an insurance company, if actually what the Crown say is true, you're not going to tell customers this, then why don't you flog them at the normal price?" Robinson's son Curtis Robinson, 21, of the same address, was found not guilty of the same five charges against his dad.
THE trial of three bouncers accused of causing grievous bodily harm to St Helens rugby player Sia Soliola ended with the final defendant being found not guilty.
Mark Senior, 28, Hope Young, 18, and Louise Dent, 24, were yesterday found not guilty of ill-treatment or neglect at Green View House, Gledholt.
The man was found not guilty of dealing based on a lack of evidence.
TWO adults and two teenagers have been found not guilty of aggravated burglary after appearing in court.
If someone is found not guilty of manslaughter or culpable homicide, measures now exist to ensure they can be found guilty of other offences, such as causing death by dangerous driving and careless driving under drink or drugs.
Mr Ismail is the second member of the Newcastle Hackney Drivers Association to be cleared of serious allegations in the past week after Mohammed Ishaq was found not guilty of grievous bodily harm on a female passenger last week.
Mr Bowyer, aged 24, was found not guilty of causing Mr Najeib grievous bodily harm with intent and affray at Hull Crown Court last year.
Instructor Matthew North, 40, who was accused of assaulting the women while giving them weapons handling tests, was found not guilty on the seventh day of a court martial in Plymouth.
A COMPLAINT against a police officer is to be reviewed after a man accused of assaulting him on Christmas Day was found not guilty.