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Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was charged with murder in the fatal 2015 shooting on a San Francisco pier. He was found guilty only of felony gun possession. [Read More]
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SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) An undocumented Mexican citizen who was convicted of possessing the gun that killed Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier in 2015 has appealed his conviction, claiming that the trial judge failed to give a key jury instruction. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was convicted in San Francisco Superior Court in 2017 of being an ex-felon in possession of a gun. The jury acquitted him of the murder of Steinle, who was killed on July 1, 2015, by a ricocheting bullet from a gun held by Zarate.... [Read More]
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The undocumented immigrant acquitted by a jury of murder in the shooting death of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier, in a case that touched off a furor about immigration and sanctuary laws, has appealed his conviction for illegally possessing the fatal weapon, saying momentary and accidental possession of a gun is not a crime. The November 2017 verdict in the case of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate showed that jurors believed he "did not commit a willful act in firing the gun — that it went off accidentally just as the defense contended," Garcia Zarate's lawyer, Cliff Gardner,... [Read More]
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