David Bain has been found not guilty on all five counts of murder and is free to go home.
The jury in New Zealand's most sensational trial has found David Bain not guilty of murdering his family 15 years ago.
Outside court an emotional David Bain thanked his supporters, particularly Joe Karam.
"Without Joe and his solid strength ... I wouldn't have made it through this far," Bain said.
"Joe's been there through everything for me".
The seven women and five men returned to the High Court in Christchurch about 4.45pm and delivered the not guilty verdict on all five murder charges.
Cheering from the gallery greeted the verdict.