Acquittals

December 13, 2018 - 5:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Four former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed more than 100 people and sickened hundreds were convicted Thursday of fraud and other offenses. A Boston jury acquitted another employee, pharmacist...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, a portrait of 16-year-old Mexican youth Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, who was shot and killed in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, is displayed on the Nogales street where he was killed that runs parallel with the U.S. border. Federal prosecutors on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, said they would not pursue another trial against Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz, who fatally shot the Mexican teenager but who was twice acquitted. (AP Photo/Anita Snow, File)
December 06, 2018 - 5:00 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Thursday said they will not seek a third trial for a Border Patrol agent who has been acquitted twice after fatally shooting a Mexican teenager across a border fence. A filing in court shows prosecutors say they will no longer pursue the case against Lonnie...
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Former Bosnian Army commander of Srebrenica Naser Oric, center, escorted as he leaves court in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. A Bosnian appeals court has acquitted the wartime commander of Srebrenica who was accused of committing atrocities during the 1992-95 Balkan conflict.(AP Photo/Amel Emric)
November 30, 2018 - 8:07 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian appeals court on Friday acquitted the wartime commander of Srebrenica who was accused of committing atrocities during the 1992-95 Balkan conflict. Naser Oric was accused of killing three Serb prisoners of war in villages around Srebrenica in the early...
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November 30, 2018 - 6:14 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A Greek court on Friday acquitted 21 people accused of raiding prospective gold mining facilities that some see as a welcome foreign investment but many local residents strongly oppose on environmental grounds. About 40 masked people attacked the facilities at Skouries...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2017 file photo, the head of the Pakistani Tehreek-e-Labbaik radical religious party, Khadim Hussain Rizvi prays during a sit-in protest in Islamabad, Pakistan. The party of a radical Islamic cleric who disrupted daily life with rallies across Pakistan following the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case says he has been arrested Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 by police in the city of Lahore. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, file)
November 24, 2018 - 1:44 am
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan have arrested some 300 supporters of a detained radical Islamic cleric who disrupted daily life with nationwide rallies following the acquittal of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy. Senior police officer Tahir Mahmood said Saturday that...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2017 file photo, the head of the Pakistani Tehreek-e-Labbaik radical religious party, Khadim Hussain Rizvi prays during a sit-in protest in Islamabad, Pakistan. The party of a radical Islamic cleric who disrupted daily life with rallies across Pakistan following the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case says he has been arrested Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 by police in the city of Lahore. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, file)
November 23, 2018 - 3:56 pm
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The party of a radical Islamic cleric who disrupted daily life with rallies across Pakistan following the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case says he has been arrested by police in the city of Lahore. In a statement, the Tehreek-e-Labbaik party said their...
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Protesters march through downtown in response to a jury finding U.S. Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the cross-border shooting death of Mexican teen Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. It was his second trial after another jury acquitted him of second-degree murder and deadlocked on the manslaughter charge earlier this year. (Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 10:20 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona jury on Wednesday acquitted a U.S. Border Patrol agent of manslaughter in the shooting of a Mexican teen through a border fence, sparking a protest in downtown Tucson following the second loss for federal prosecutors in the second trial over the 2012 killing. Jurors in...
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Saiful Malook, lawyer of Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman, is photographed prior to a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Bibi has been freed recently from jail after eight years on death row for blasphemy. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
November 20, 2018 - 8:31 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy charges after eight years on death row in Pakistan wants to leave her homeland for any western country willing to issue visas for her and her family, her lawyer said Tuesday. Several countries have already offered Aasia...
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Pakistan religious students and other protesters raise their hands to condemn Supreme Court's decision in favor of a Christian woman Asia Bibi, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Pakistan's top court on Wednesday acquitted Bibi who was sentenced to death under the country's controversial blasphemy law, a landmark ruling that sparked protests by hard-line Islamists and raised fears of violence. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
October 31, 2018 - 2:37 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman who spent eight years on death row under Pakistan's blasphemy law was acquitted and ordered released Wednesday by the country's top court, a ruling that raised fears of violence by religious extremists who held angry protests over the verdict. Asia Bibi was in an...
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October 10, 2018 - 10:15 am
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's high court has upheld the acquittal of a former bank accountant who handed over confidential client information to WikiLeaks, ruling Wednesday he wasn't bound by the country's strict banking secrecy laws at the time. The Federal Tribunal validated a ruling by Zurich's...
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