Friday 13 a good day for R KELLY


rkelly_trial.jpgFriday the 13 may spell bad omen for some people but certainly not for R Kelly as he beat the child pornography charge in Chicago. It's official, R Kelly was acquitted of all charges after less than 24 hours of deliberation, ending the long ordeal for the singer.

Kelly dabbed his face with a handkerchief and hugged each of his four attorneys after the verdict - not guilty on all 14 counts - was read. The Grammy award-winning singer had faced 15 years in prison if convicted.

Minutes later, surrounded by bodyguards, he left the courthouse
without comment. Dozens of fans screamed and cheered as he climbed into a waiting SUV.