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Examples of Acquittal

Sentences with the noun Acquittal

42 examples:

The acquittal of Hosni Mubarak brings the wheel full circle.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

LeBron James had little to add on Michael Brelo's acquittal.
(USA Today - NBA, )

Reaction to the acquittal of Ched Evans dominates Saturday's papers.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

The protests followed the acquittal of Cleveland officer Michael Brelo.
(USA Today - National, )

Jury strategist says a female panel brought the best chance for acquittal.
(USA Today - National, )

She had been angry and upset when police visited on Friday to tell her of the acquittal.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Costa Rica prosecutors will appeal the acquittal of a hotel guard who killed a Kansas teen.
(USA Today - World, )

In the hours after the acquittal of George Zimmerman late Saturday, the tweets began pouring out.
(Amy Kaufman in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

For many, the acquittal of the key defendant in Baltimore's Freddie Gray case is Exhibit A of injustice in America.
(USA Today - National, )

The acquittal of a doctor in the country's first prosecution against female genital mutilation may encourage the practice.
(USA Today - World, )

Attorney Robert Shapiro said O.J. Simpson whispered a message of relief and confirmation into his ear moments after his acquittal.
(UPI - Entertainment News, )

Protests have been held in more than 100 US cities against the acquittal of George Zimmerman over the death of black teenager Trayvon Martin.
(BBC News - World News, )

The acquittal of Ms. Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, ended a long-running legal drama over the killing of a British student.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

By the time of his death at age 50, Jackson was deep in debt and his image was tarnished by child molestation allegations, despite his acquittal.
(Fox News - Entertainment, )

Crown prosecutors in Alberta have filed an appeal over the acquittal of an Ontario truck driver in the death of Edmonton sex worker Cindy Gladue.
(CBC News in CBC News - Canada, )

Malaysia's appeals court overturned the acquittal of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on a sodomy charge and sentenced him to five years in prison.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

A Baltimore police officer on Thursday answered residents’ questions about the acquittal of Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. by Judge Barry G. Williams.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

Three people have been arrested while protesting the acquittal of two former California police officers charged in the beating death of a homeless man.
(Fox News - U.S., )

MPs criticise the police and Crown Prosecution Service after the acquittal of Nigel Evans, with one calling for an "urgent review" of the current system.
(BBC News - Politics, )

Neil Bantleman’s family issued a statement on how the former Calgary teacher has been faring since an Indonesian court overturned his acquittal last month.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

The Director of Public Prosecutions has defended the decision to charge Michael Le Vell (pictured) with rape following the Coronation Street star's acquittal.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The acquittal of concert promoter AEG Live in U.S. singer Michael Jackson's death may not be the end of the Jackson family's legal action, a family lawyer said.
(UPI - Entertainment News, )

At least 10 people were arrested in Fullerton, Calif., Saturday while protesting the acquittal of two ex-police officers in the beating death of a homeless man.
(UPI - News, )

The Supreme Court of Canada today upheld the acquittal of a Saskatchewan woman who was charged with abandoning a child after giving birth in a Wal-Mart bathroom.
(CBC News - Politics, )

The acquittal of Rebekah Brooks, the most senior executive charged in a phone-hacking case in Britain, is the latest development in the company’s apparent recovery.
(The New York Times - Business, )

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the acquittal of a British Columbia man in a decision that defines the crime of bestiality as penetration involving a person and animal.
(The Canadian Press in CBC News - Politics, )

The acquittal of former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans marks another embarrassing failure for the police and prosecuting authorities in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

The acquittal of Rengan Rajaratnam in his criminal insider trading case sets the stage for the S.E.C.’s civil case against him, Peter J. Henning writes in the White Collar Watch column.
(The New York Times - Business, )

Indonesia's Supreme Court today overturned the acquittal of Canadian teacher Neil Bantleman on charges of sexually abusing children at a private school and has ordered him back to prison.
(CBC News in CBC News - Canada, )

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has weighed in on the turmoil in Cleveland following the acquittal of a white police officer in the 2012 shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects.
(CNN - World Sport, )

An Ohio prosecutor says the acquittal of a Cleveland officer in the death of two unarmed suspects was based on the judge’s mistaken analysis of laws concerning police use of deadly force.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

Indonesia's supreme court on Thursday overturned the acquittal of Neil Bantleman and ordered the Canadian sentenced to prison for sexually abusing students at a private school where he taught.
(CBC News in CBC News - Canada, )

The inconsistencies and lies of the three complainants in the sexual assault trial of Jian Ghomeshi must lead to an acquittal of the former CBC Radio host, his defence team argued in court today.
(Mark Gollom in CBC News - Canada, )

Mike Duffy’s criminal case is over, with the announcement Tuesday that Ontario prosecutors won’t appeal his acquittal last month on charges he defrauded the Senate with improper expense claims.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

American student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend were found guilty Thursday in the 2007 slaying of Knox's British roommate, as an Italian appeals court reversed the two defendants' 2011 acquittal.
(Tom Kington in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

America's controversial "stand your ground" laws are unlikely to change, despite nationwide protests and increased federal scrutiny following the acquittal of George Zimmerman, say gun control and legal experts.
(CBC News - World, )

A Malaysian court sentenced opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail after overturning his acquittal in 2012 on a sodomy charge, leaving him unable to contest a special state election later this month.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Senior Tories rallied behind the former deputy speaker of the House of Commons demanding urgent changes in the way that sexual offence cases are prosecuted following his acquittal of abuse charges involving seven men.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

Federal prosecutors suffered the first defeat in their half-decade-long crackdown on insider trading Tuesday with the acquittal of Raj Rajaratnam's younger brother, a bracing reversal after a string of 81 convictions.
(The Wall Street Journal - Markets News, )

Florida authorities say George Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen sparked a national debate on race and self-defence laws, has been arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

The family of a British man who was allegedly beaten, threatened with Tasers and who had a gun held to his head after being arrested for a drugs offence whilst on holiday in Dubai said they were overjoyed at his acquittal yesterday.
(The Independent - World News, )

The conviction of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) for impeding the investigation into the bombings has his lawyers wondering if anyone else who faces charges connected to the attack stands a chance of acquittal.
(Fox News - U.S., )

Other sentences

58 examples:

Perjury charges follow Delaware man's murder acquittal.
(USA Today - National, )

The acquittal means Durham region's oldest cold case remains unsolved.
(CBC News in CBC News - Canada, )

The story of O.J. Simpson's murder acquittal is about so much more than O.J. Simpson.
(Forbes - Business, )

Sefolosha filed a $50M civil suit against the NYPD after his acquittal earlier this month.
(USA Today - NBA, )

The Crown is not appealing Jian Ghomeshi's acquittal on charges of sexual assault and choking.
(CBC News in CBC News - Canada, )

A judge turns down an application by Oscar Pistorius to block an appeal against his acquittal on murder charges.
(BBC Sport - Athletics, )

Oscar Pistorius's lawyers launch a legal bid to prevent prosecutors from appealing against his acquittal on murder charges.
(BBC Sport - Athletics, )

Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius have submitted papers opposing the prosecution's appeal against the athlete's murder acquittal.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

A South African judge turns down an application by Oscar Pistorius to block an appeal against his acquittal on murder charges.
(BBC Sport - Athletics, )

Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger's doping acquittal will not be challenged after cycling and doping authorities drop their appeal.
(BBC Sport - Cycling, )

Oscar Pistorius's lawyers fail to block an appeal by prosecutors against the South African Olympian's acquittal on murder charges.
(BBC Sport, )

The family of footballer Ched Evans say they could take legal action after a discussion of his rape acquittal on ITV's Loose Women.
(BBC News - Entertainment & Arts, )

A Malaysian court sentences opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail after overturning his acquittal on sodomy charges.
(BBC News - World News, )

Prosecutors in South Africa can appeal Oscar Pistorius' acquittal on murder charges after a judged ruled the case should be reviewed.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

A South African judge rules that prosecutors can appeal against the acquittal on murder charges of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius.
(BBC Sport, )

Dave Lee Travis, a longtime British disc jockey, said his acquittal Thursday on most charges of molesting women decades ago was no victory.
(UPI - News, )

Italy’s former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's acquittal in his infamous “bunga bunga” case has been upheld by Italy's highest court.
(The Independent - World News, )

A spokesman for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General says Crown prosecutors have decided not to appeal Duffy's acquittal one month ago.
(CBC News in CBC News - Politics, )

After his acquittal from the phone hacking scandal, Charles Brooks sought to be reimbursed by the government for the legal costs of his defense.
(The New York Times - World News, )

Denmark's High Court overturns the controversial acquittal of three young men in a rape case involving a drunk, diabetic victim, 17, at a party.
(BBC News - World News, )

New York hip-hop mogul Jay Z says he was so angry about George Zimmerman's acquittal in the Trayvon Martin shooting he didn't sleep for two days.
(UPI - Entertainment News, )

LA police are testing a knife said to have been found at a former home of OJ Simpson, whose acquittal at his 1995 murder trial captivated the US.
(BBC News - World News, )

Los Angeles police test a knife said to have been found at a former home of OJ Simpson, whose acquittal at his 1995 murder trial captivated the US.
(BBC News - World News, )

Aaron Hernandez has hired the lawyer who famously won an acquittal for Florida mom Casey Anthony to represent him in his upcoming double-murder trial.
(USA Today - NFL, )

The prosecution sought the examination to challenge the defense’s contention that psychological factors buttressed the case for acquittal or leniency.
(The New York Times - World News, )

Italy's highest court confirms former leader Silvio Berlusconi's acquittal on charges of abuse of office and paying for sex with an underage prostitute.
(BBC News - World News, )

Trayvon Martin's parents are working on a book about the killing of their son and the trial and acquittal in Florida of George Zimmerman, publishers say.
(UPI - News, )

Lawyers for jailed South African athlete Oscar Pistorius launch a legal bid to prevent prosecutors from appealing against his acquittal on murder charges.
(BBC News - World News, )

Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers has granted Kent Hovind's motion for a judgment of acquittal on the contempt of court charge that he was convicted of in March.
(Forbes - Business, )

Quitting as Deputy Speaker, he addressed hundreds of MPs including the Prime Minister about his desire to ‘robustly defend my innocence and seek acquittal’.
(Daily Mail - News, )

LAWRENCE BOOTH: Players’ union boss Angus Porter has expressed concern about the willingness of whistleblowers to come forward following Chris Cairns’s acquittal.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Beyond the shouting and the stagecraft surrounding George Zimmerman's trial and acquittal, there's a conversation going on in the United States about what it all means.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

The emotion and drama of last year’s murder trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius were absent in the prosecution’s appeal to overturn his acquittal Tuesday.
(Los Angeles Times - World News, )

South African prosecutors can appeal double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius' acquittal on murder charges for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a judge ruled Wednesday.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

A top Florida lawyer who stunned the nation when he won a murder acquittal for a mother accused of killing her toddler has taken on another high-profile, high-hurdle case.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Oscar Pistorius' lawyers say prosecutors are persisting with a "failed case" by appealing the double-amputee athlete's acquittal for murder at South Africa's Supreme Court.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

The FBI and the U.S. Attorney's office for Florida are evaluating evidence to decide whether civil rights charges should be filed after George Zimmerman's (top right) acquittal.
(Daily Mail - News, )

An acquittal in Rengan Rajaratnam’s trial would not be a big reversal in the Justice Department’s insider trading crackdown but could make it harder to prosecute some cases.
(The New York Times - Business, )

The speedy acquittal of Raoul Weil, a former top UBS official accused of helping Americans evade U.S. taxes, could complicate government efforts to prosecute other high-level executives.
(The Wall Street Journal - Markets News, )

Italian police found Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend at a hotel near the Austrian border Friday after a court in Florence reversed their acquittal in the 2007 killing of her British roommate.
(Alexandra Zavis in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

A Malaysian court on Friday overturned opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's acquittal of the charge that he sodomized a former political aide, the latest twist in a long-running legal battle.
(CNN - World News, )

The heartbroken parents of Reeva Steenkamp have reacted angrily to the verdict handed down to Oscar Pistorius, saying his acquittal on a charge of murder was not justice for their daughter.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

American student Amanda Knox said she was “frightened and saddened” by an Italian court’s decision Thursday to reverse her acquittal in the 2007 killing of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher.
(Tom Kington in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

Tracey Shelvey, 41, fell to her death from the Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre in Rochdale, after taking to the roof in public protest of the accused's acquittal and slipping from a pillar, an inquest heard.
(Daily Mail - News, )

In the wake of the acquittal, the man said he was ‘sickened’ that two ex-lovers of his daughter had been allowed to give evidence at Evans’s retrial at Cardiff Crown Court about her sexual history.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Florida theater shooting suspect Curtis Reeves is lonely but confident that his self-defense claim will result in his acquittal, according to jailhouse phone calls released by the state attorney's office.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Rebekah and Charlie Brooks may now be returning to the Oxfordshire village which once resounded to the lavish parties thrown by Britain’s power-brokers, following their acquittal on phone hacking related charges.
(The Independent - People, )

1. Kim Goldman, sister of the late Ron Goldman, who killed along with Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994, said she considered killing O.J. Simpson when she saw him alone following his acquittal in her brother's murder trial.
(NBC Today, )

His fellow Tory MP Nigel Evans made the same call – that the law protects the anonymity of the accuser but not the accused – after his highly publicised trial for rape which ended in the Deputy Speaker’s acquittal.
(The Independent - People, )

Italy's highest court has upheld Silvio Berlusconi's acquittal in his notorious "bunga bunga" case, giving the former premier a welcome victory as he tries to rally his Forza Italia party ahead of regional elections in May.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

The streets largely remained calm Sunday morning after police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight of protesters angered by a patrolman's acquittal in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects in a barrage of police gunfire.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

While former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi's acquittal has sparked protests, many within the legal community are praising the decision, agreeing with the judge that the complainants' credibility issues raised reasonable doubt in the case.
(CBC News in CBC News - Canada, )

Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo are considering their own legal action according to their family – they plan to sue Nigella Lawson and Mr Saatchi for defamation and damage to their reputation, following their acquittal at Isleworth Crown Court.
(Daily Mail - News, )

George Zimmerman's brother, Robert, says his family has faced hundreds of threats per minute – mostly over social media – in the wake of his brother's acquittal earlier this month on charges of fatally shooting an unarmed black teen last year.
(Fox News - U.S., )

While acknowledging he can't appeal an acquittal, an Ohio prosecutor says a judge made serious errors before finding a Cleveland police officer not guilty in the deaths of two suspects, and he wants an appeals court to order the judge to correct the record.
(Fox News - U.S., )

A verdict is expected Monday in the trial of two French police officers accused of contributing to the deaths of two teenagers in a blighted Paris suburb 10 years ago, amid fears that an acquittal might spark violent protests like those seen recently in the U.S.
(Fox News - World, )

Henry Morgentaler, who died yesterday, not only changed abortion law in Canada, but his experience in the courts led to the establishment of an important legal protection: Never again will a judge be able to toss out a jury acquittal and replace it with a conviction.
(CBC News - Politics, )

A defiant Amanda Knox has told Italian authorities that 'They'll have to catch me and pull me back kicking and screaming' after she was found guilty of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher on Thursday after judges in Florence overruled her previous acquittal.
(Daily Mail - News, )

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