In the Netherlands that verdict could almost never happened but if it did happen the prosecution would have the option of appealing the verdict and having the families have their justice.
Also, in our system people who were found guilty incorrectly have the chance to escape their unjust prison sentence because they have the appeals process.
A few names, OJ Simpson, Lorena Bobbit, R. Kelly, Casey Anthony, Rodney King officers and Robert Blake.
And then we are not even thinking about all the people who innocently sat in jail in the US because they could not appeal their verdicts even if there was real doubt they were guilty when the verdict was announced. In the Netherlands these people would just have appealed their verdict and would have had the chance to prove their innocence.