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Sentences with the verb acquit

10 examples:

Simpson Defense Attorney Carl Douglas tells the inside story behind the phrase made famous by Johnnie Cochran: "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit".
(NBC News, )

The revelation was one of many made by Shapiro whose role as a member of Simpson's defense "dream team" helped to acquit the once-beloved sports idol.
(NBC News, )

The surprising decision to acquit the leaders of an armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge in Oregon has prompted praise and criticism.
(Fox News - U.S., )

Former editor of Murdoch papers says she was vindicated by a jury's decision to acquit her as she spoke publicly for the first time since the verdicts.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

An Edmonton superior court judge has been accused of relying on rape "myths and stereotypes" to acquit a 55-year-old man of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter.
(Janice Johnston in CBC News - Canada, )

Nova Scotia's Rodney Small reflects on a Supreme Court of Canada decision that upheld a black judge's decision to acquit him of assaulting a white police officer.
(Alex Mason in CBC News - Canada, )

The jury in the trial of Helen Turnbull, of Haswell, County Durham, had been told by a judge that they must acquit her even if they think it ‘probably did happen’.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The B.C. Court of Appeal has refused to acquit a wrongfully convicted man, finding eyewitness testimony to be potentially more persuasive than exculpatory DNA evidence.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

An alternate juror who sat through a murder trial that prompted a fierce immigration debate says he agrees with the jury's decision to acquit a Mexican man of murder for the shooting death of a San Francisco woman two years ago.
(Fox News - U.S., )

Three jurors in George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial initially favored convicting him of that offense or manslaughter, but the six-woman jury ultimately voted to acquit him after more closely examining the law, a juror in the case said Monday.
(Fox News - U.S., )

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15 examples:

Jury can acquit Zimmerman or convict him of second-degree murder or manslaughter.
(USA Today - National, )

Judge Masipa could also acquit him, and he could walk away from court a free man.
(The Independent - People, )

Michel Temer's lawyers say he is confident the Supreme Court will acquit him and clear his name.
(BBC News - World News, )

Judges at the Superior Electoral Court acquit Michel Temer over irregularities in the 2014 campaign.
(BBC News - World News, )

Jurors from the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial have begun to step forward, with one explaining a rationale to acquit.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

A South African government minister says the decision to acquit athlete Oscar Pistorius of murdering his girlfriend is "extremely disappointing".
(BBC News - World News, )

A decision to acquit Bob Menendez and his co-defendant on seven of 18 charges they faced was a setback for the government’s case, but not a fatal blow.
(The (Bergen County, N.J.) Record in USA Today - National, )

Exiled NRL star Sandor Earl says the decision to acquit Essendon players was "another kick in the back" for him, given his case has not yet been resolved.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

The jurors' decision to acquit Philip Mitchell Brailsford, 27, brought an end to one of the rare cases of an officer being prosecuted in a shooting death.
(NBC News, )

Prosecutors in South Africa are appealing a judge's decision to acquit Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius of murder for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

A jury at Southwark Crown Court took fewer than 25 minutes to acquit Dhanuson Dharmasena (pictured), 32, of potentially lethal female genital mutilation on a new mother.
(Daily Mail - News, )

A South African judge ruled on Wednesday that prosecutors may appeal her decision to acquit Oscar Pistorius, the track star, on murder charges in the killing of his girlfriend last year.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Brazil's top electoral court voted to acquit President Michel Temer and former President Dilma Rousseff following an investigation of allegations they received illegal campaign funds in the 2014 elections.
(CNN - World News, )

Protesters filled the streets around St. Louis on Saturday for the second night in a row, still angry over the decision to acquit former officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith.
(NBC Today, )

Residents in Lac-Mégantic, Que., support the decision of the jury to acquit three former Montreal, Maine and Atlantic (MMA) railway employees charged with criminal negligence causing death in the 2013 rail disaster.
(CBC News in CBC News - Canada, )

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