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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Illegal Alien Acquitted of Kate Steinle Murder

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Illegal Alien Acquitted of Kate Steinle Murder”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a grand jury's indictment of Jose Inez Garcia Zarate on Tuesday for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and for doing so as an illegal alien.

A San Francisco jury last week convicted him of a state charge of felon in possession of a firearm after acquitting him of murder and assault for the July 1, 2015 shooting.

If convicted on these federal charges, Zarate faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison.

Van Stockum, a mechanical engineer, also provides details about the gun and Garcia Zarate's actions before and after it went off on Pier 14, killing Steinle on July 1, 2015.

A jury did not convict him of murder or manslaughter last week after his legal defense argued his shot ricocheted into Steinle unintentionally.

His public defender Matt Gonzalez said Garcia Zarate will ask a judge to toss out the state conviction. The evidence didn't show that Garcia Zarate meant to kill anyone'.

The presumption of innocence, as stated in the jury instructions, according to Van Stockum, required the jury to select an interpretation of the facts that favors the defendant: that Garcia Zarate found the gun, picked it up out of curiosity, it accidentally fired, and he then dumped it in the water because he was wanted by immigration authorities. The San Francisco sheriff's department also released him from jail several weeks before the shooting despite a request from federal immigration officials to detain him for deporation.

This tragic incident cast a spotlight on the sanctuary city policy, which the Trump administration has tried to deal with by cutting off DOJ grants to cities that have such a policy.

Rather than turn him over to federal immigration officials.



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