Friday, June 13, 2008

R. Kelly Not Guilty On All Counts

CHICAGO - R&B superstar R. Kelly has been acquitted on all counts at his child pornography trial, according to a court reporter's account displayed in a room set aside for the news media.

The jury in the R. Kelly child pornography case reached its verdict after less than a day of deliberations.
Kelly was charged with 14 counts of videotaping himself having sex with an underage girl, who prosecutors say was as young as 13.

The jurors — nine men and three women — were given the case Thursday afternoon after attorneys for both sides completed their closing arguments.

A key question for the jurors was whether they believe it was Kelly in the video as prosecutors contend or if they agree with Kelly's attorneys that he isn't the man in the video.

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