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Jury finds Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty of murder in shooting of Kate Steinle

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The jury reached a verdict in the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who was accused of murdering Kate Steinle. Steinle was used as a political talking point during the 2016 election, primarily by President Donald Trump in opposition to immigration and sanctuary cities. Zarate is a Mexican citizen with previous criminal convictions who was deported five times and came back into the United states as an undocumented immigrant.

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Zarate was found not guilty specifically on the murder charge. He was, however, found guilty of possession of a stolen weapon.

“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people,” Trump said when he announced his candidacy for president in 2015. Steinle was killed the month after Trump’s announcement and her family and story became a cornerstone of his speeches.

The defense claimed that Zarate didn’t intentionally kill Steinle because the bullet ricocheted while holding a gun he found the gun in a dumpster and picked up. After the gun allegedly went off, he threw the weapon into the bay. The gun was stolen from a Bureau of Land Management agent. Conservatives have argued Steinle should not be dead because Zarate should not have been let back into the United States.

San Francisco is a sanctuary city and the Steinle family has filed a lawsuit against the city as well as the Bureau of Land Management because the agent left his car open with the gun in it.

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