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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Judge Rowlands formally found them not guilty and said that they would be discharged.
However, they were both sentenced in absentia and so they lodged objections in the same court, which has found them not guilty of the charges.
The RDP welcomes the release of 45 innocent former detainees after the High Court found them not guilty.
Angela O'Driscoll, 39, and Josephine Cooper, 19, walked free from court after a jury found them not guilty on the orders of a judge.