Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an illegal immigrant deported from the United States five times before killing Kate Steinle on San Francisco’s Pier 14, was found not guilty of murder and assault with a deadly weapon by a San Francisco jury.
Zarate was convicted on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm. The felony conviction will subject Zarate to his sixth deportation from the United States.
The jury’s acquittal of Zarate brought immediate scorn and dismay on Twitter:
Unbelievable… 5 time deportee illegal alien Jose Zarate found not guilty in the murder of #KateSteinle.
I’m sick. Wow.
— Real Jack (@RealJack) December 1, 2017
Kate Steinle’s killer Jose Ines Garcia Zarate had been deported FIVE times. San Fran sheriff had released him from jail despite a federal immigration detention request.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) December 1, 2017
So the lawyer for Jose Zarate, the illegal alien found not guilty of killing Kate Steinle, is lecturing US about this case being used to “catapult a presidency” based on hate and that today’s verdict is a vindication of “rights for immigrants”. What about Kate Steinle’s rights?
— Nick Short ?? (@PoliticalShort) December 1, 2017