The All-Time Most Surprising Acquittals People
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The All-Time Most Surprising Acquittals

While few not guilty verdicts will be remembered more than the one issued in the OJ Simpson murder trial, the most surprising acquittals include celebrities, mothers, athletes, singers, and disgruntled housewives who have escaped charges when nearly everyone thought they were dead guilty. From the child molestation charges against Michael Jackson to the child murder claims against Casey Anthony, to the infamous case against penis-chopper Lorena Bobbitt, each of these cases provide plenty of shock and awe, not to mention media coverage, as they played out.

Though these famous people have escaped their charges, an equally notable number have been found guilty, such as the top 8 professional athletes convicted of murder and the many rappers who've spent time in prison for one reason or another.

Take a look at this list and vote for the most shocking acquittal of them all.

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    Accused of murdering his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, former NFL player OJ Simpson was acquitted of murder in the "Trial of the Century" in 1995. Simpson was widely believed to be guilty, especially after leading police on a low-speed chase in his white Ford Bronco, but his dream team of attorneys, including Robert Kardashian and Robert Shapiro, convinced the jury that the evidence to convict the athlete and actor was insufficient. In 1997, Simpson was found financially liable for the deaths in a civil trial. 10 years later, Simpson released a controversial and allegedly hypothetical book titled If I Did It.

    Age: 68
    Birthplace: California, United States of America
    Profession: Film Producer, Actor, American football player
    Schools: City College of San Francisco, Galileo Academy of Science and Technology, University of Southern California
    Children: Aaren Simpson, Jason Simpson, Sydney Brooke Simpson, Justin Ryan Simpson, Arnelle Simpson
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