Acquittals

CORRECTS YEAR OF CASE TO 2016, NOT 2017 - In this Tuesday, April 30, 2019 photo, Cash Spencer poses for a photo in Portland, Ore. Spencer was a dissenting juror in a sodomy case in the 2016 conviction of Olan Williams. Oregon is the last state to allow split juries in criminal cases. Just ten of twelve jurors need agree for a guilty verdict. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
May 08, 2019 - 7:12 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After a jury convicted an Oregon man of having sex with a passed-out partygoer, one of the jurors left the courthouse and wept. Cash Spencer and three other jurors believed the defendant was innocent, but after a lunch break, one changed her mind. Hours later, another changed...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2010, file photo, Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman, listens to officials at a prison in Sheikhupura near Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani media say Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row, has left Pakistan for Canada to be reunited with her daughters. Wilson Chawdhry of the British Pakistani Christian Association told The Associated Press on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, he received a telephone text message from a British diplomat stating simply that “Aasia is out.” (AP Photo, File)
May 08, 2019 - 10:09 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan, but who still faced death threats from Islamic extremists upon her release, flew to Canada on Wednesday to join her daughters, Pakistani officials and others involved in the case said...
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In this March 27, 2015 photo Amanda Knox talks to reporters outside her mother's home, in Seattle, WA, United States. Knox says she is returning to Italy for the first time since she was convicted and imprisoned, but ultimately acquitted, for the murder and sexual assault of her British roommate Meredith Kercher in the university hilltop town of Perugia. Knox on Twitter that “I'm honored to accept their invitation to speak to the Italian people at this historic event and return to Italy for the first time” after she was invited to attend a conference June 14-15 in Modena organized by the Italy Innocence Project, which seeks to help people who have been convicted for crimes they did not commit. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 08, 2019 - 7:05 am
ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox is returning to Italy for the first time since she was convicted and imprisoned, but ultimately acquitted, in the murder and sexual assault of her British roommate in the hilltop university town of Perugia. The American was invited to attend a conference June 14-15 organized...
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People, including Khalil Darden, 18, of Penn Hills, Pa., center, and Pennsylvania State Rep. Summer Lee, right, protest after they learned a not guilty verdict in the homicide trial of former East Pittsburgh police Officer Michael Rosfeld, Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Allegheny County Courthouse in downtown Pittsburgh, Pa. A jury acquitted Rosfeld, a former police officer Friday in the fatal shooting of Antwon Rose II, an unarmed teenager as he was fleeing a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh, a confrontation that was captured on video and led to weeks of unrest. (Alexandra Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
March 23, 2019 - 12:27 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gunshots were fired overnight through the office window of the attorney for a white police officer acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager — a verdict that left Pittsburgh a city on edge Saturday. The jury's decision late Friday in the killing of 17-year-old...
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Michelle Kenney, center, the mother of Antwon Rose II, leaves the Allegheny County Courthouse with supporters after hearing the verdict of not guilty on all charges for Michael Rosfeld, a former police officer in East Pittsburgh, Pa., Friday, March 22, 2019. Rosfeld was charged with homicide in the fatal shooting of Antwon Rose II as he fled during a traffic stop on June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 23, 2019 - 12:01 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury acquitted a white former police officer Friday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager as he was fleeing a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh, a confrontation that was captured on video and led to weeks of unrest. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer...
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Relatives of victims of the Srebrenica genocide weep as they hear news on the decision of the UN appeals judges on former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. United Nations appeals judges on Wednesday upheld the convictions of Karadzic for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, and increased his sentence from 40 years to life imprisonment. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
March 20, 2019 - 11:35 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on a U.N. court's decision on the conviction and sentencing of ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Holding photos of dead loved ones, relatives of the victims of the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia cried out and applauded as...
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March 13, 2019 - 12:14 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor University President Ken Starr says he raised money on behalf of a former Baylor football player who was recently acquitted of sexual assault. Starr told the Waco Tribune-Herald that he hosted a fundraiser at his home for the legal defense fund of Shawn Oakman, a...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba poses for a photograph in Waterloo, Belgium. Benba was acquitted of alleged crimes in Central African Republic, and Monday March 11, 2019, via his lawyers, is seeking millions of euros (dollars) in compensation from the International Criminal Court. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, FILE)
March 11, 2019 - 11:57 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former vice president of Congo who was acquitted on appeal of war crimes in Central African Republic is seeking millions of euros (dollars) in compensation from the International Criminal Court, his lawyers said Monday. Lawyers for Jean-Pierre Bemba last week filed...
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February 25, 2019 - 7:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 6:35 p.m. The large, black van transporting R&B singer R. Kelly from a jail in Chicago stopped in the parking lot of a large showcase McDonald's downtown. The entertainer didn't immediately...
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February 22, 2019 - 11:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on charges against singer R. Kelly (all times local): 9 p.m. R. Kelly's attorney says one of the charges the R&B star faces appears to be tied to a decade-old child pornography case. Steve Greenberg also told reporters shortly after Kelly turned himself in to Chicago...
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