This man, Josiah Brooks, is accused of first-degree murder.
Sir, he is innocent because... blah blah blah
The jury is split between 3:9, so along with the judge's decision, Josiah is considered innocent. This is important because it saves him from going to jail for no reason and gives him a chance for justice.
EWWWW! You ugly, so you deserve to go to jail! I declare you guilty!
If the sixth amendment didn't exist
W-What? You can't do that... I'm innocent! Ask anybody!