Deportee acquitted of murder and manslaughter in 2015 San Francisco killing

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate

An illegal immigrant accused of shooting Kate Steinle to death on pier in the sanctuary city of San Francisco is found not guilty of murder or manslaughter.

Zarate had been deported five times and was wanted for a sixth deportation at the time of Steinle's death.

Defense attorneys have told jurors that Garcia Zarate lived on the streets of San Francisco after being released from jail, scraping together a living by collecting recyclables and scavenging for food.

Speaking after the verdict, Garcia Zarate's chief defense attorney, Matt Gonzalez, noted not only Sessions' previous comments on the case but also sharply warned Trump and others in his administration against commenting on the outcome, equating the case to the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russians. "I believe today is a day of vindication for the rest of immigrants". Much of the testimony during the trial has focused on ballistics experts. Prosecutors said he meant to shoot and kill her.

Steinle was walking with her father and a family friend on a sunny day in July 2015 when she was shot, collapsing into her father's arms.

He was convicted on the lesser charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Prosecutors said Garcia Zarate immediately tried to cover his tracks by throwing the gun into the San Francisco Bay, then fleeing the scene.

"The jury came back with the verdict they did, and we will respect that decision. They showed incredible resolve during this whole process".

The Steinle family did not attend court to hear the verdict.

Читайте также: 'Jersey Shore' cast reuniting for new series

A photo of murder victim Kate Steinle, right, is placed on an easel as her father Jim Steinle (second from left) prepares to testify about her murder during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on USA immigration enforcement policies, on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 21, 2015.

"He did kill someone. He took the life of a young, vibrant, beautiful, cherished woman by the name of Kate Steinle", she said. Garcia Zarate didn't deny shooting Steinle and said it was an accident.

Several months after Steinle's death, Trump claimed that she had been shot five times.

USA immigration officials say they will deport a Mexican man acquitted of murder in the shooting of woman on a San Francisco pier that touched off a fierce debate over immigration. The city has been plagued by an epidemic of vehicle burglaries in recent years.

Garcia Zarate was accused of fatally shooting Steinle, 32, with a Sig Sauer.40-caliber handgun as she and her father walked on San Francisco's Pier 14.

Hannity noted that Zarate had been released from a San Francisco jail about three months before the shooting, despite a federal request that he be held for deportation.

Steinle's death became a rallying cry for President Donald Trump and others, who have invoked the case in decrying sanctuary cities and promoting the construction of a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

Trump signed an executive order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities, but a federal judge recently blocked it in a lawsuit from two California counties, San Francisco and Santa Clara.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2017 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Kevin Sumlin apparently next up in Tennessee coaching search
Sources tell us that he's chose to stay put, and that he was offered a higher salary and an extension on his contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because neither Tennessee nor N.C.

Ian Wright shocked by Romelu Lukaku decision, he should be banned
That meant it was referred to a three-man panel of former officials, which has to find a unanimous decision if a player is to be charged.

Turley: Washington METRO Says Catholic Christmas Ad 'Prohibited'
Contributing to this story was Zoey Marist at the Arlington Catholic Herald diocesan newspaper. As for the Christmas ads, the archdiocese says it hopes the U.S.

There's a bug in Apple's most recent operating system
Apple is actively looking at a fix for the security flaw in its OS but meanwhile it has issued an advisory, or workaround. Apple has released a step-by-step support guide to enable password protection on the root user.

Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe to speak at SMU
Moore before they posted a groundbreaking article earlier this month: They checked it out. The Post staff did the same thing it did with previous claims made by women about Mr.

Harvey Weinstein accused of alleged sex trafficking in new lawsuit
The civil suit claims the film producer violated US federal trafficking laws during the incident in Cannes back in 2014. Harvey Weinstein's spokesman Holly Baird said: "Mr Weinstein denies allegations of non-consensual sex".

Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar lead Grammy noms
Those voting members, who number around 13,000, are "professionals who listen objectively to music and make a judgment", he added. Record Of The YearRedbone, Childish Gambino Despacito , Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber The Story Of O.J.

Watch now: Marvel teases fans with fan-heavy "Infinity War" tease
Plot: The storyline of Avengers 4 is touted to be independent of Infinity War . Avengers: Infinity War opens in theaters on May 4, 2018 .

Ben Stokes in talks with Canterbury over playing domestic New Zealand cricket
This does mean that the 26-year-old will be only four hours from the England squad when they play the Second Test in Adelaide. European Central Bank confirm aware Ben Stokes on his way to New Zealand to see family.

Trump Reportedly Suggests the 'Access Hollywood' Tape Was Fake
Certainly I'm not proud of it. "I think if anything that the President questions, it's the media's reporting on that accuracy". He apologized for the vulgarity calling it simply " locker room talk ". "The last thing we need in Alabama and the U.S.

At The GES Summit Ivanka Trump Heaps Praises On India, PM Modi
In many countries, women are not allowed to own property, travel freely or work without the consent of their husbands, Trump said. Now her company, Terra Blue, aims to make specialty healthcare accessible in even the most remote places in India.

The 2017 White House Christmas Decorations
But Melania Trump's vision didn't quite capture the traditional holiday spirit she was hoping for, according to Twitter . President Donald Trump's third wife has decorated the White House for the holidays, The Hill reported Monday morning.

Uber-Waymo trial delayed as USA judge raises prospect of 'cover-up'
District Judge William Alsup described the allegations that surfaced in a Justice Department investigation as "scandalous". The trial was originally scheduled to begin on December 4, but Waymo filed a last-minute motion to postpone on Monday.

Smartphones sales break all record on Black Friday: Adobe
Earlier on Friday, Macy's CEO Jeff Gennette told The Associated Press said he was pleased with the kickoff to the season. And apparently those looking for online doorbusters started their shopping spree on Thanksgiving evening.

Meredith Corp. acquires Time Inc. in $2.8 billion Koch-backed deal
Meredith will pay $18.50 per share in cash for Time's almost 100 million outstanding shares. Meredith will pay $18.50 per share of the publicly traded Time Inc .

Other news