But in the law you have to prove beyond reasonable doubt that he knew. You cannot merely assert that he did. He denied it. Therefore doubt. So it stood that he didn't know about the gun.
How can you say that he KNEW his crazy friend has a gun?
well we don't but neither do we know that he did'nt know either, since they were BOTH invloved in the breaking and entering of a property...you would have to assume that some planning had been made, over what particular methods to use, etc. Of course, he would have known that his partner had a gun...i think you are being unreasonable suggesting he did'nt know. Also if he did'nt know for fact, he would have held a suspicion...! it is merely a case, of the accomplice trying to escape the long arms of the law...i am afraid !