Agence France-PresseFebruary 28, 2014 13:51
A niece of assassinated US president John F. Kennedy was acquitted of drugged driving by a six-member jury on Friday, closing a trial that has captivated the tabloid press.
Kerry Kennedy gave herself a round of applause after the verdict was read out in a New York county court, media reported, where she was joined by her mother Ethel and other supporters.
"She was found not guilty," a court official confirmed to AFP.
The jurors took around an hour to reach their verdict. According to US media, she faced up to a year in jail if convicted.