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#Acquitted

# acquitted - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Jury acquits former garda of raping his wife at their family home
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Jury acquits former garda of raping his wife at their family home

Feb 22nd 2022, 5:39 PM 45,873 Views 0 Comments

The 60-year-old man had pleaded not guilty to the offence.

# acquitted - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Man acquitted of manslaughter of his mother's former partner
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# Courts

Man acquitted of manslaughter of his mother's former partner

Oct 6th 2021, 4:01 PM 21,946 Views 0 Comments

Ronan Byrne (31) was alleged to have fractured James Marren’s leg with a bat during an altercation.

# acquitted - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Verdict: Trump acquitted as just seven Republicans side with Democrats in Senate vote
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# Acquitted

Verdict: Trump acquitted as just seven Republicans side with Democrats in Senate vote

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 10:01 PM 140,414 Views 250 Comments

The former US president was accused of inciting the deadly riot at the US Capitol last month.

# acquitted - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Trump fires officials who testified against him during impeachment trial
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# Acquitted

Trump fires officials who testified against him during impeachment trial

Feb 8th 2020, 8:07 AM 27,672 Views 73 Comments

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
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# Acquitted

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

Updated Feb 6th 2020, 7:41 PM 18,074 Views 101 Comments

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
# Paul Crosby

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

Feb 21st 2019, 4:14 PM 35,750 Views 21 Comments

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
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# Acquitted

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

Jan 24th 2019, 2:23 PM 19,476 Views 35 Comments

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
# Laquan Mcdonald
# Laquan Mcdonald

Chicago cops acquitted of alleged coverup in teen shooting

Jan 18th 2019, 7:51 AM 13,954 Views 19 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Nov 20th 2018, 5:00 PM 29,935 Views 0 Comments

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
# Georges Tron

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

Nov 15th 2018, 7:55 PM 12,181 Views 7 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jun 29th 2018, 6:12 PM 24,353 Views 0 Comments

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
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# Acquitted

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

Mar 28th 2018, 7:00 PM 94,176 Views 0 Comments

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
# Cork
# Cork

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

Jan 29th 2018, 5:35 PM 36,821 Views 28 Comments

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
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# Acquitted

Four cleared of using UK police chopper to film nude sunbathers

Aug 4th 2017, 9:10 PM 27,505 Views 28 Comments

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
# Tulsa
# Tulsa

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

May 18th 2017, 12:09 PM 13,219 Views 40 Comments

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
# Egypt
# Egypt

Hosni Mubarak acquitted over deaths of protesters during Arab Spring revolt

Mar 2nd 2017, 4:44 PM 6,104 Views 11 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jul 15th 2016, 2:38 PM 19,385 Views 9 Comments

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'
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

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

Jun 2nd 2015, 10:36 PM 21,845 Views 16 Comments

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
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

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

Mar 11th 2015, 5:41 PM 7,952 Views 9 Comments

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'
# Rehired
# Rehired

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

Mar 2nd 2015, 8:35 AM 15,293 Views 35 Comments

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
# Not Guilty
# Not Guilty

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

Feb 4th 2015, 8:54 PM 15,440 Views 21 Comments

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
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# Acquitted

Canadian Idol contestant found not guilty of terrorism charges

Aug 19th 2014, 10:20 PM 11,930 Views 22 Comments

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
# Acquitted
# Acquitted

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

Apr 16th 2014, 6:38 PM 20,524 Views 0 Comments

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

# acquitted - Thursday 6 February, 2014

# acquitted - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Irishman Michael Campbell released after Real IRA arms conviction overturned
# Lithuania
# Lithuania

Irishman Michael Campbell released after Real IRA arms conviction overturned

Oct 2nd 2013, 6:38 PM 11,492 Views 81 Comments

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

Dublin's Kevin O'Brien cleared of biting allegations
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Dublin's Kevin O'Brien cleared of biting allegations

Apr 26th 2013, 12:09 PM 10,051 Views 115 Comments

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
# Meredith Kercher
# Meredith Kercher

Italy court orders retrial for Amanda Knox

Mar 26th 2013, 9:42 AM 20,916 Views 87 Comments

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
# Sweden
# Sweden

Swedish serial killer case to be reviewed

Aug 20th 2012, 7:30 PM 5,149 Views 4 Comments

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

# acquitted - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Acquitted: Clemens cleared of perjury
# Verdict
From The42
# Verdict

Acquitted: Clemens cleared of perjury

Jun 19th 2012, 11:29 AM 272 Views 0 Comments

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

# acquitted - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Evans named on Scotland bench following assault accquital
# Focused
From The42
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Evans named on Scotland bench following assault accquital

Mar 6th 2012, 1:03 PM 327 Views 0 Comments

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

Greek sprinters cleared of faking motorcycle crash
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From The42
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Greek sprinters cleared of faking motorcycle crash

Sep 6th 2011, 3:00 PM 397 Views 0 Comments

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.