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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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The Daily Record have revealed a fifth of men tried for rape walk free on the not proven verdict.
But he was stunned when Government law officials refused his compensation bid - claiming he had not proven he did not commit the crime.
Her bravery has prompted a letter from a mum whose teenage daughter also went through a rape trial - only for the accused to be acquitted when the jury delivered a not proven verdict
Ross, 59, recently ousted from Crimewatch after 23 years on the show, said the not proven verdict should be adopted by England and Wales.
We're in a country where allegations are not proven fact, where charges are not convictions, where accuseds, no matter the seriousness of the charge, are not assumed guilty until proven guilty,'' West said on the ABC News program ``This Week.
It is important to note, however, these are not proven reserves and a significant amount of work lays ahead to prove these reserves.
THE family of a young woman with learning difficulties told of their horror after the case against a man accused of raping her was found not proven.
But after a 10-day trial at the High Court in Aberdeen the jury found all the charges against him not proven.
A SENIOR prison officer charged with attacking an inmate, then ordering a cover-up has walked free on a not proven verdict.
Aside from the Ephedra ban, CPhA has also been an ardent supporter of national efforts to modify the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act to require that all herbal remedies, vitamins and dietary supplements, in order to be marketed, require a disclaimer statement on the label and in any advertising that states, "This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not proven to diagnose, mitigate, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
last June, he walked free following a not proven verdict at the High Court in Glasgow.
There's a problem with all these complaints about Not Proven.