Last week, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the Mexican national and ex-convict who killed Kate Steinle while in the United States illegally, was acquitted of charges of murder, manslaughter, and assault with a deadly weapon.
The miscarriage of justice, in light of overwhelming evidence of Zarate’s crime, sparked national outrage and renewed fervor over San Francisco’s dangerous Sanctuary City policy.
Friday, the Department of Justice, via the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas, issued a warrant for Zarate’s arrest. Citing his conviction in the Steinle case for felon in possession of a firearm, Zarate’s federal warrant is targeting his violation of terms of his probation.
The Justice warrant will enable federal prosecutors to increase Zarate’s prison exposure.