Kate Steinle’s accused killer found not guilty of murder, to be deported

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was found not guilty Thursday of murdering Kate Steinle on Pier 14 in San Francisco in July 2015 in a case that sparked a heated national debate over illegal immigration and so-called sanctuary cities, and U.S. immigration officials said he will be deported.

Zarate was acquitted of first and second degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. He also was found not guilty of assault with a semi-automatic weapon. He was found guilty of possessing a firearm by a felon. The jury had deliberated for six days.

Steinle was walking with her father and a family friend in July 2015 when she was shot, collapsing into her father’s arms. Zarate had been released from a San Francisco jail about three months before the shooting, despite a request by federal immigration authorities to detain him for deportation.

San Francisco is a sanctuary city, with local law enforcement officials barred from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. President Trump has threatened to withhold federal funding to cities with similar immigration policies, but a federal judge in California permanently blocked his executive order last week.

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Comments

  1. Emanuelle Goldstein says

    Deported? How much you want to bet he’ll be back in the US within days? Whether it’s on his own volition or at the hand of SJWs?

  2. Shane Conway says

    The citizens of San Francisco have confirmed what many of us have known for years now. There is NO justice in the state of California. If you are an illegal alien (yes, Jerry Brown, I said ILLEGAL ALIEN), you have all the rights and privileges no longer available to California citizens. And to add insult to injuries (or deaths), the Federal Justice department has taken criminal actions against the former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. A murderer here illegally is not going to prison while the liberals want General Flynn to go to prison. I know exactly where North Korea should send its missiles!

  3. When ICE sends him back to Mexico that should let him out of the plaine at 30,000 feet – parachute optional.

  4. How far will a liberal go to defend a person that is obviously guilty? I think the Steinle case shows that “Social Justice” supersedes all logic.

  5. BOGIEWHEEL says

    HAVE NOT WITNESSED SUCH A MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE SINCE THE WATTS RIOT IN LOS ANGELES IN 1992 WHERE REGINALD DENNY WAS ASSAULTED BY GANG BANGERS AND LEFT FOR DEAD WITH OVER NINETY FRACTURE TO HIS SKULL.
    THE LOS ANGELES COURTS DID NOT GIVE DENNY JUSTICE AS
    DID NOT THE COURT IN SAN FRANCISCO FOR KATE STEINLE.
    JOSE MAY STILL FACE FEDERAL CHARGES UNDER HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS.
    AND WHAT ABOUT THE FEDERAL OFFICER WHO’S FIREARM WAS
    STOLEN; SHOULD BE SOME BLAME THERE !

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