insufficient evidence

insufficient evidence

n. a finding (decision) by a trial judge or an appeals court that the prosecution in a criminal case or a plaintiff in a lawsuit has not proved the case because the attorney did not present enough convincing evidence. Insufficient evidence usually results in dismissal of the case after the prosecution or the plaintiff has completed his/her introduction of evidence or, if on appeal, reversal of the judgment by the trial court. (See: finding)

insufficient evidence

noun a negligible amount of evidence, absence of sufficient evidence, bereft of eviience, deficient amount of evidence, devoid of sufficient proof, failing proof, inadequate amount of persuasive facts, inadequate confirmation, inadequate facts to prove the point in question, inadequate means of proof, inadequate proof, inadequate proof of facts, inadequate substantiation, incomplete evidence, insufficient admitted testimony, insufficient body of facts, insufficient corroboration, insuffiiient facts to establish the point in issue, insufficient means of proving a fact, insufficient proof at trial, insufficient veriiication, lacking proof, lean on evidence, meager degree of evidence, paltry amount of evidence, scant testimony, slim proof, sparse proof, thin evidence, weak on evidence
Associated concepts: dismissal of an action, woefully insuffiiient evidence
See also: nonsuit
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HYDERABAD -- The Model Criminal Trial Court here Tuesday acquitted an accused in a murder case due to insufficient evidence.
The Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) has clarified today that there is insufficient evidence to investigate the death of Teoh Beng Hock for murder.
An investigation into allegations of fox hunting in Cheshire found insufficient evidence of offences being committed, police have said.
He tweeted: "There was insufficient evidence and therefore a person is innocent.
Angela Newlands wept in relief as judge Lady Scott told the jury she had decided there was insufficient evidence to convict her.
Haripur -- The Model Court Haripur on Sunday has acquitted all four accused in a murder case and dismissed the case owing to the insufficient evidence. While giving the verdict of the Khanpur murder case the Judge of Model Court Haripur Khalid Hussain acquitted all four accused including Toqeer Hussain Shah, Ghulam Hussain Shah and Ahmed Hussain Shah and their father Mazoor Hussain Shah while the court also dismissed the case owing to the insufficient evidence in the murder of 21 years old Moeen Akhtar.
FIA requested the SC it has become impossible to run the case in any court due to insufficient evidence.
Earlier, the FIA in a reply submitted in the Supreme Court pleaded again for winding up the case due to insufficient evidence.
Gordon, probe chairman, affirmed over the weekend, citing 'insufficient evidence.'
Northumbria Police investigated, but has now concluded that there was "insufficient evidence" to prove racial abuse.
The ISTSS guidelines, based on the group's meta-analyses of 361 randomized controlled trials, rated most of the diverse psychosocial, psychological, and pharmacologic interventions that have been proposed or are now actually being used in clinical practice as either "low effect," "interventions with emerging evidence," or "insufficient evidence to recommend." Those interventions are not backed by sufficient evidence of efficacy to be ready for prime time use in clinical practice.
Summary: State Prosecutor Samir Hammoud Thursday requested the appeal and annulment of a court decision acquitting a man due to insufficient evidence who was suspected of inflicting fatal injuries on his wife, the state-run National News Agency reported.

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