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# Acquitted

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Jury acquits former garda of raping his wife at their family home
The 60-year-old man had pleaded not guilty to the offence.
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Man acquitted of manslaughter of his mother's former partner
Ronan Byrne (31) was alleged to have fractured James Marren’s leg with a bat during an altercation.
Verdict: Trump acquitted as just seven Republicans side with Democrats in Senate vote
The former US president was accused of inciting the deadly riot at the US Capitol last month.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Chicago cops acquitted of alleged coverup in teen shooting
The 2014 killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald triggered months of protests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
White police officer acquitted of murder of unarmed black man in Oklahoma
Betty Shelby had claimed she shot unarmed Terence Crutcher in self-defence.
Hosni Mubarak acquitted over deaths of protesters during Arab Spring revolt
He had ruled the country for 30 years before being ousted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dublin's Kevin O'Brien cleared of biting allegations
It was claimed that the corner-back had bitten Donegal’s Paddy McBrearty.
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.
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: Clemens cleared of perjury
The legendary MLB picther has been found not guilty of lying about taking performance-enhancing drugs.
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.
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.