Acquittals

Tina Hunter, center, wipes her eyes as she watches from the gallery during Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke's trial for the shooting death of her son Laquan McDonald, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.(Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
September 21, 2018 - 2:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — In front of jurors in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager, race is hardly mentioned at all. Just once, during opening statements, have prosecutors even brought up the fact that 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was black,...
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Indonesian Siti Aisyah, left, is escorted by police as she arrives for a court hearing at Shah Alam High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Malaysian court will rule on Thursday whether the two women, Siti Aisyah and Vietnam's Doan Thi Huong, will be acquitted or call their defense, for the brazen assassination of North Korea leader's half brother, Kim Jong Nam. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Ong)
August 16, 2018 - 8:37 pm
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of two Southeast Asian women in the assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother (all times local): 2.35 p.m. Indonesian Siti Aisyah will be the first witness to testify when her murder trial in the killing of Kim Jong Nam resumes...
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FILE---German police walks along rails at the train station Wehrhahn, Germany, July 28, 2000. A German court has acquitted a man accused in an 18-year-old bombing that injured 10 then-recent immigrants from eastern Europe, including six Jews. The 52-year-old man, whose name wasn't released in accordance with privacy laws, had been considered a suspect after the July 2000 bombing in a Duesseldorf subway station, but authorities initially couldn't find enough evidence in the case. (Gero Breloer/dpa via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 8:00 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has acquitted a man accused in an 18-year-old bombing that injured 10 recent immigrants from eastern Europe, including six Jews. The 52-year-old man, whose name wasn't released in accordance with privacy laws, had been considered a suspect in the July 2000 bombing in a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, former University of Tennessee football players Michael Williams, right, and A.J. Johnson stand in court before the start of Williams's rape trial in Knoxville, Tenn. Jurors acquitted Friday, July 27, 2018, the two former University of Tennessee football players who were indicted on aggravated rape charges nearly 3 1/2 years ago. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
July 27, 2018 - 7:39 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two former University of Tennessee football players were acquitted Friday of the aggravated rape charges they had been indicted on nearly 3 ½ years ago. A jury of seven women and five men deliberated for almost 1 ½ hours Friday afternoon before finding A.J. Johnson and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, former University of Tennessee football players Michael Williams, right, and A.J. Johnson stand in court before the start of Williams's rape trial in Knoxville, Tenn. Jurors acquitted Friday, July 27, 2018, the two former University of Tennessee football players who were indicted on aggravated rape charges nearly 3 1/2 years ago. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
July 27, 2018 - 6:25 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of two former University of Tennessee football players facing aggravated rape charges (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Jurors have acquitted two former University of Tennessee football players who were indicted on aggravated rape charges nearly 3 ½ years...
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July 26, 2018 - 7:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — A court in Austria has acquitted 17 members of the far-right Identitarian Movement of incitement to hatred and forming a criminal organization in connection with several high-profile stunts directed against migrants. Public broadcaster ORF reported that the Graz regional court found...
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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, center, is escorted by police as she arrives for court hearing at Shah Alam High Court, Malaysia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Lawyers for two Southeast Asian women accused of poisoning Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un began their closing arguments Wednesday in a high-profile trial that could send the women to the gallows. (AP Photo/Voon Chong)
June 27, 2018 - 5:01 am
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Circumstantial evidence against two women accused of poisoning to death the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader is feeble, the women's lawyers told a court on Wednesday, as they urged the judge to acquit their clients. Siti Aisyah, 25, of Indonesia and Doan Thi...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2016 file photo, former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba enters the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. Congo's government says Saturday, June 23, 2018 it will give former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, recently acquitted on appeal at the International Criminal Court of war crimes, a diplomatic passport to allow him to return to the country. Bemba remains a senator in Congo, and his Movement for the Liberation of Congo opposition party has said he should participate in next month's party congress. (Michael Kooren, Pool via AP, File)
June 23, 2018 - 7:40 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government says it will give former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, recently acquitted on appeal at the International Criminal Court of war crimes, a diplomatic passport to allow him to return to the country. Bemba's return likely would shake up Congo's political...
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June 19, 2018 - 5:46 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A court in Istanbul has acquitted a rap musician of the charge of inciting drug use in his song lyrics and video clips. Sercan Ipekcioglu, better-known as rapper "Ezhel," was detained by narcotics police in Istanbul last month and later charged with encouraging drug use. The state-...
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June 05, 2018 - 8:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's next book club pick is a memoir about a wrongful murder conviction and the long fight to win acquittal. Winfrey's "O'' magazine and OWN network told The Associated Press on Tuesday that she has selected Anthony Ray Hinton's "The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and...
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