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# acquitted - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Trump fires officials who testified against him during impeachment trial

The US president was acquitted of all charges in his Senate impeachment trial this week.

# acquitted - Thursday 6 February, 2020

'It was evil, corrupt, it was dirty cops': Trump goes on hour-long 'tirade' after his impeachment acquittal

Trump addressed a friendly crowd who applauded during multiple parts of his speech.

# acquitted - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Jury takes 43 minutes to acquit man of attempted murder and false imprisonment charges

Paul Crosby had pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of Gerard Boyle.

# acquitted - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Amanda Knox wins €18,400 in damages after human rights case against Italian authorities

The European Court of Human Rights said police did not provide her with a lawyer or interpreter.

# acquitted - Friday 18 January, 2019

Chicago cops acquitted of alleged coverup in teen shooting

The 2014 killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald triggered months of protests.

# acquitted - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Man, 70, found not guilty of murdering his partner of 36 years in Rathmines self-defence case

Des Duffy told the trial that he was acting in self-defence when he pushed against Dessie Sullivan’s neck on 23 May 2016.

# acquitted - Thursday 15 November, 2018

French ex-minister Georges Tron cleared of raping two former employees

Georges Tron was forced to resign in 2011 over the allegations made by two women.

# acquitted - Friday 29 June, 2018

Former care worker acquitted of stealing over €43k from elderly woman

A jury at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court returned a verdict of not guilty on ten charges.

# acquitted - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

9 weeks, 2 days: The key moments of the rugby rape trial

The trial lasted nine weeks and was the subject of intense media scrutiny over the period due to the high profile nature of the defendants.

# acquitted - Monday 29 January, 2018

Judge directs jury to acquit second man of raping woman on tour bus after Jason Derulo concert

The man, who cannot be named, had pleaded not guilty to raping and falsely imprisoning the then-19-year-old.

# acquitted - Friday 4 August, 2017

Four cleared of using UK police chopper to film nude sunbathers

Prosecutors said the helicopter’s powerful camera was used to film outdoor sex acts.

# acquitted - Thursday 18 May, 2017

White police officer acquitted of murder of unarmed black man in Oklahoma

Betty Shelby had claimed she shot unarmed Terence Crutcher in self-defence.

# acquitted - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Hosni Mubarak acquitted over deaths of protesters during Arab Spring revolt

He had ruled the country for 30 years before being ousted.

# acquitted - Friday 15 July, 2016

Brothers acquitted of assaulting elderly woman who believed they were involved in her son's killing

Paul and Stephen Smith had claimed that their brother Andrew was solely responsible for the assault.

# acquitted - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Gail O'Rorke: 'When I received the phone call to say I'd been charged I collapsed to the floor'

Gail O’Rorke was the first person in the state to be tried and acquitted of assisting in her friend’s suicide.

# acquitted - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Two men freed after cannabis arrest, saying they had been trafficked into Ireland

The judge found that the gardaí investigating the case were also investigating the claims that they had been trafficked.

# acquitted - Monday 2 March, 2015

Rebekah Brooks 'to head up Storyful in News Corp return'

The former editor of the Sun and the News of the World was acquitted on hacking charges last year.

# acquitted - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Doctor cleared in Britain's first ever female genital mutilation trial

He was accused of performing an FGM procedure on a woman who gave birth at his hospital in 2012 following damage caused by labour.

# acquitted - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Canadian Idol contestant found not guilty of terrorism charges

The judge found that Khurram Sher, a doctor, had probably had jihadist sympathies, but was not going to join a conspiracy.

# acquitted - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

VIDEO: Sean FitzPatrick speaks of "six years of great personal difficulty" after being found not guilty

FitzPatrick also spoke about the “six years of great personal difficulty” he had endured.

# acquitted - Thursday 6 February, 2014

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# acquitted - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Irishman Michael Campbell released after Real IRA arms conviction overturned

The Lithuanian appeals court cited Britain and Ireland’s refusal to cooperate with prosecutors as a reason for the lack of evidence in linking Campbell with the Real IRA.

# acquitted - Friday 26 April, 2013

From The42 Dublin's Kevin O'Brien cleared of biting allegations Acquitted

Dublin's Kevin O'Brien cleared of biting allegations

It was claimed that the corner-back had bitten Donegal’s Paddy McBrearty.

# acquitted - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Italy court orders retrial for Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted on appeal in 2011 for the killing of Meredith Kercher – but now face a retrial.

# acquitted - Monday 20 August, 2012

Swedish serial killer case to be reviewed

Sture Bergwall was convicted of eight murders before later retracting his confession – and being acquitted in three cases.

# acquitted - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

From The42 Acquitted: Clemens cleared of perjury Verdict

Acquitted: Clemens cleared of perjury

The legendary MLB picther has been found not guilty of lying about taking performance-enhancing drugs.

# acquitted - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

From The42 Evans named on Scotland bench following assault accquital Focused

Evans named on Scotland bench following assault accquital

Max Evans promised to be “very focused” on his rugby after an Edinburgh jury found him not guilty of assault.

# acquitted - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

From The42 Greek sprinters cleared of faking motorcycle crash Acquitted

Greek sprinters cleared of faking motorcycle crash

Athletes Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou were today finally cleared of faking a motorbike crash after missing a drugs test on the eve of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.