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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    Charged with conspiracy to murder his wife Bonnie Lee Bakley, "Baretta" actor Robert Blake claimed that he had nothing to do with the 2001 shooting death of Bakley and pleaded not guilty to the charges. Though alleged hitman Ronald Hambleton testified that Blake attempted to hire him to kill Bakley, Blake was later acquitted of murder and solicitation of murder. Similar to the OJ Simpson trial, Blake was later sued in a civil court for the murder, by Bakley's three children, and found financially liable for the death.

    Age: 82
    Birthplace: Nutley, New Jersey, United States of America
    Profession: Soldier, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    Children: Noah Blake, Delinah Blake, Rose Lenore Sophia Blake
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