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Man cleared in burglary at actress Peet's NYC loft

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May 11, 2010 06:18 AM EST | AP


NEW YORK — A jury has cleared a man suspected of breaking into actress Amanda Peet's Manhattan apartment and taking her jewelry.

Henry Santos was acquitted Monday of burglary. His lawyer said the 27-year-old Santos was misidentified as the intruder a baby sitter spotted in Peet's loft Oct. 27.

Peet's husband, screenwriter David Benioff, testified that the then-pregnant Peet "was panicked" when she learned a thief had gotten into their home through a skylight. The couple wasn't home when it happened. Peet didn't testify.

Peet's spokesman and Santos' lawyer didn't immediately respond to inquiries Monday.

Peet's films include "2012" and "The Whole Nine Yards." Benioff's credits include "Troy" and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." The couple has two daughters.