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Simpson was acquitted of the murder of his wife following a lengthy trialFootball star O. J. Simpson was acquitted of the murder of his wife following a lengthy trial.

The parents of the young girl who was found raped and murdered were totally outraged by the acquittal of the man who was the police's prime suspect.

The suspect was acquitted by the jury due to a lack of evidence.

Psychiatrist John McGeorge once observed that a woman has a much better chance than a man of acquittal on a murder charge, and if she happens to be a blonde, her chances rise about 45 percent.

The defense lawyer in the case is asking for a complete acquittal of his client because the prime witness in the case was pressured into testifying against him by police.

Boris Federov was initially convicted on a charge of manslaughter, but was later acquitted on appeal.

The acquittal of the police officers involved in the severe beating of Rodney King triggered huge riots in Los Angeles a few years ago.

The jury voted 9 to 3 in favor of acquittal.

Initially charged with 3 counts of murder and one of attempted murder, the accused was eventually acquitted on all but the count of attempted murder.

The accused murderer was acquitted because the judge said that he was mentally ill, and therefore couldn't be held responsible for his actions.

Even the lawyers for the defense were somewhat surprised when their client was acquitted of all charges.

In 1735, a New York editor was acquitted of libel, thereby establishing the concept of freedom of the press.

Juvenal observed that by the verdict of his own heart, no guilty man is acquitted.

The crown has decided to appeal the defendant's acquittal of the charge of murder.

He was charged with murder but was acquitted because the only witness to the crime died and couldn't testify.

Discussion question: Do you think rich people are more likely than poor people to be acquitted of a crime?
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