And in June, William Barclay got a not proven verdict
at the High Court in Edinburgh when he was accused of attempting to kill Mark Bristow in a gangland attack.
"The not proven verdict
would've spared Michael losing eight years of his life.
Though in another life I do work occasionally as a criminal lawyer, and have done a few trials in my time, and have actually had a couple of, ahem, Not Proven verdicts
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.
Stephen Coxen, of Bury in Lancashire, denied the charges and in November 2015 a jury acquitted him on a not proven verdict
speaking out Jenna Burns, top, and Dee Wootton " Scotland has one of the worst conviction rates for sex crimes in Europe and campaigners say the not proven verdict
offers an easy way out for juries
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
Even John Leslie, cleared on a not proven verdict
in June of sexually assaulting a woman in an Edinburgh nightclub, turned up.
Francis Auld left Scotland in the mid-1990s after walking free from the High Court on a controversial not proven verdict
There were gasps from the public gallery as George Johnstone, 43, was told by the jury at the High Court in Glasgow that they had decided on a not proven verdict
Despite prosecutors believing they had enough evidence to prove he was abducting the girls with the intention of sexually assaulting them, a not proven verdict
was returned by the jury on Thursday.
We should have included a comment from the General Teaching Council for Scotland who believed one of his alleged victims had been raped despite Boyle's trial ending in a not proven verdict