Birdine's attorney, William Campbell, said prosecutors didn't have enough evidence to win a conviction.
“The jury looked at the evidence and did what they had to do and found him not guilty,” Campbell said.
Jurors, who deliberated for about 90 minutes, would not discuss their verdict.
Prosecutors expressed disappointment, but declined further comment.
It was not the first time Birdine faced a murder charge and prevailed.
In January 2002, prosecutors dismissed first-degree murder charges against Birdine in the July 1999 robbery and slaying of two people, court records show.
The charges were dropped after a judge ruled a convicted co-defendant in the case didn't have to testify in Birdine's trial.
Co-defendant shuns deal
A man facing two possible life sentences rejected a plea offer this week by refusing to testify against a co-
Oklahoma County prosecutors had offered a 20-year prison sentence to Willie Jerome Boyd, 35, of Oklahoma City, in exchange for his testimony in the trial of Geary Lynn Birdine.
Birdine, 34, of Oklahoma City, was acquitted by a jury Friday of first-
Boyd also is a defendant in a drug trafficking case and faces life in prison if convicted, Assistant District Attorney Dan Gridley told the judge in the murder case Thursday.
Boyd is awaiting trial in both cases.
Gridley said he wanted Boyd to be aware of the “consequences” of refusing to take the witness stand after previously agreeing to do so.
Gridley declined to comment about the outcome of Birdine's trial.