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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# Not Guilty

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Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty after being accused of sex attacks
The 62-year-old appeared at the Old Bailey this morning.
George Gonzaga Bento found not guilty of the murder of Josh Dunne
He had been charged with murdering the teenager.
Woman found not guilty of the murder of her husband outside Wexford home
Philip Doyle died after he was stabbed twice in the chest.
Jury acquits former garda of raping his wife at their family home
The 60-year-old man had pleaded not guilty to the offence.
Former Air Corps member Lisa Smith 'wanted to die a martyr', Special Criminal Court hears
The trial is expected to last 12 weeks.
All time
Thorbjorn Olesen cleared of sexual assault and now ‘wants to focus on golf’
Olesen wept in court after he was found not guilty.
Impeached but acquitted: How a saga fit for reality TV played out in front of a divided US
He was acquitted of both charges earlier today.
Ryder Cup star Olesen pleads not guilty to sexual assault
The Danish golfer, 29, appeared at Isleworth Crown Court today.
Journalist found not guilty by reason of insanity of murdering her flatmate
Mercy Peters had told gardaí that voices in her head made her stab the 42-year-old.
Conor McGregor pleads not guilty after Miami arrest
McGregor was not present at today’s hearing.
Doctor found not guilty of three-year-old son's murder by reason of insanity
Maha Al Adheem pleaded not guilty to murdering Omar Omran on 10 July 2017.
Rita Apine murder trial: Partner found not guilty and told he's 'free to go'
Renars Veigulis of Old Bridge Street in Freshford was accused of killing her.
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.
Five patients found not guilty of crimes by reason of insanity have been discharged from hospital
The offences included two homicides, possession of a firearm and three counts of false imprisonment.
David Drumm pleads not guilty to two charges in Dublin court
Jury selection is under way.
'I was hospitalised twice': Jobstown teen describes stress of being convicted over protest
Jason Lester said the experience hasn’t put him off protesting – and he’s not ruling out a career in politics.
Jobstown teen cleared of false imprisonment of Joan Burton on appeal
Jason Lester, now aged 18, had been convicted of false imprisonment of the former Labour leader and one of her assistants in the Children’s Court.
Man with autism accused of attempted murder of sister found not guilty by reason of insanity
The man admitted to gardaí that he had tried to murder his pregnant sister so she wouldn’t raise her child in Dublin.
Ibrahim Halawa could be home 'within days' after being found not guilty in Egypt
The hearing of Halawa’s case was delayed 28 times.
Protests as ex-police officer in Missouri 'not guilty' in black man's death
The police officer said he had acted in self-defence.
Man who heard voices found not guilty of girlfriend's murder by reason of insanity
Oisin Conroy told gardaí a voice came in his head saying he had to kill Natalie McGuinness.
'I'm choking back tears': Relief and vindication after Jobstown not guilty verdict
There was jubilation outside the court today as supporters and the accused celebrated the not guilty verdict.
Man acquitted in Dublin Mountains Tinder rape case
The defendant shouted at gardaí after the jury left the court.
'It's a wonderful day': Sean FitzPatrick gives his reaction outside of court
Fitzpatrick’s trial had been the longest-running criminal trial in the history of the State.
Ex-Anglo chair Sean FitzPatrick acquitted of all charges on day 126 of trial
The ex-Anglo chairman’s trial had become the longest in the history of the Irish state.
Munster's Saili cleared of any wrongdoing after disciplinary hearing
The All Black will be available for this weekend’s clash with Scarlets.
'Many parents struggle like I did': Bernadette Scully speaks out after court verdict
The 58-year-old was found not guilty of the manslaughter of her daughter earlier today.
Man who stabbed mother to death with kitchen knife found not guilty by reason of insanity
32-year-old Fionn Braidwood stabbed his mother to death at the family home in Dublin in January 2015.
GP Bernadette Scully found not guilty of the manslaughter of her daughter
The jury returned the unanimous verdict after deliberating for four hours.
Footballer Ched Evans cleared of raping teenager after retrial
Evans previously served two-and-a-half years in jail for rape.
John Hinckley, the man who shot US President Ronald Reagan, is now a free man
He had been residing in a psychiatric hospital after being found not guilty by reason on insanity following the crime.
Man who killed parents with an axe committed to Central Mental Hospital
His siblings urged families with similar concerns about the mental health of a family member to seek timely intervention.
Man who beat his mother to death found not guilty by reason of insanity
Bijan Afshar had pleaded not guilty.
Algerian man found not guilty of Cologne New Year's Eve sex assault
The 26-year-old was accused of forming part of a mob who encircled and groped a woman.
Man who killed Dublin grandfather committed to Central Mental Hospital
Dragos Nica stabbed Michael Gannon while he babysat his grandchildren.
"He was stone-faced": man found not guilty of murder of Mairead Moran by reason of insanity
Shane Smyth will be detained in the Central Mental Hospital.
Taxi driver not guilty of impersonating a garda while meeting a prostitute
The trial heard that it is not a criminal offence to use the services of a prostitute or to exchange sex for money.
Saverio Bellante found not guilty of the murder of Tom O'Gorman by reason of insanity
The jury returned the verdict this afternoon after a short time deliberating.
Student weeps in court after being cleared of planning terrorist attack
Journalists were allowed in for small sections of the trial – but they still cannot report on the details.
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.