R. KELLY NOT GUILTY

Published on: June 13, 2008
R. KELLY NOT GUILTY

R&B superstar R. Kelly was found not guilty on all 14 counts after less than a day of deliberations by the jury.

The verdict ends Kelly's six-year nightmare of child pornography accusations.

Kelly dabbed his tear stained face with a handkerchief and personally thanked his attorneys.

Within minutes, the Grammy Award winner left the courthouse surrounded by bodyguards.

Without commenting to the press, he climbed into a waiting SUV to freedom as fans screamed and cheered the now-innocent man.
 
Kelly who grew up on the mean streets of the South Side of Chicago rose from poverty, winning a Grammy for his gospel tinged R&B "I Believe I Can Fly".

Right about now, he probably can.