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, many among the most famous trials, provide plenty of shock and awe, not to mention media coverage, as they played out.
Though these famous black criminals, white criminals, and others have escaped their charges in these famous criminal acquittals, 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 of people acquitted of murder, and other crimes, and vote up the most shocking acquittal of them all, in these cases where people "got away with it."
Birthplace: California, United States of America
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
9/11/2014-- After a marathon trial filled with vomit, screams and tears, South African sprint runner Oscar Pistorius was cleared of all murder charges for the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The court has not yet announced if he will be charged for the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter.
Since his trial opened in March of 2014, Pistorius, 27, a double amputee popularly known as the "blade runner", has faced accusations that he deliberately took the life of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, 29, when he fired into a locked bathroom door at his villa in Pretoria, the South African capital, on Feb. 14, 2013. Mr. Pistorius has insisted that he killed Ms. Steenkamp, who was in the bathroom, by mistake, believing that an intruder had entered his home.Source
Birthplace: Sandton, South Africa