Double jeopardy prevents a person from being tried again for the same crime. … It means that a person cannot be tried twice for the same crime. Once they have been acquitted (found not guilty), they cannot be prosecuted again even if new evidence emerges or they later confess.
It’s beyond obvious that IT (they) have swerved the F1RST crime and been found NOT GUILTY. So they employ the Double Jeopardy Law.
UNFORTUNATELY for the them…Scottish Courts have THREE convictions.
Not proven (Scots: No pruiven, Scottish Gaelic: gun dearbhadh) is a verdict available to a court of law in Scotland. Under Scots law, a criminal trial may end in one of three verdicts, one of conviction (“guilty”) and two of acquittal (“not proven” and “not guilty”).
It’s a SUSPENDED acquittal.