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not proven

a third verdict available to Scottish courts, returned when there is evidence against the defendant but insufficient to convict
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In an exclusive interview with our sister paper the Sunday Mail yesterday, the family called for the not proven verdict to be scrapped.
In July, a not proven verdict was returned in the cases of David McLean and Ryan Gilmour, who were accused of trying to murder two police officers in Glasgow with a 4x4 vehicle.
After a four-day trial in front of Lord Bracadale the jury of 13 women and two men delivered a not proven verdict.
Scotland needs to get rid of this not proven verdict.
The lawyer at the centre of America's notorious Death on the Staircase murder trial says he wishes the US had Scotland's controversial not proven verdict.
On almost every occasion where I have seen the Not Proven verdict used in court, and it's used all the time, it has been in a case where the sheriff doesn't know who to believe.
Auld faced trial for the brutal murder in 1992 and walked free on a controversial not proven verdict.
Auld walked free from the High Court on a not proven verdict despite overwhelming evidence linking him to her death.
Relatives wept and hurled abuse at Sean Flynn, 21, as the jury returned a not proven verdict at the end of his 22-day trial.
McGraw had been accused of helping to mastermind a drugs run from Spain's Costa Del Sol - but walked free after the jury returned a not proven verdict.
Francis Auld left Scotland in the mid-1990s after walking free from the High Court on a controversial not proven verdict.