This is shocking:
Not guilty.— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) December 1, 2017
That's the verdict against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate for the 2015 shooting death of Kate Steinle
Killer of Kate Steinle acquitted.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) December 1, 2017
How is that possible?!
— Stephen Stock (@StephenStockTV) December 1, 2017
More from Fox News:
San Francisco is a sanctuary city, with local law enforcement officials barred from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. President Trump has threatened to withhold federal funding to cities with similar immigration policies, but a federal judge in California permanently blocked his executive order last week.
While Zarate’s immigration status is what brought the case into the national spotlight, jurors did not hear evidence about that, and it was not a factor in the trial.
After 12 days of testimony, dozens of witnesses and two days of closing arguments, the jury had to decide whether Steinle’s death was the result of an act of murder or a tragic accident.
Earlier in the day, the bailiff and court clerk were seen entering the jury room with a small yellow evidence bag before retreating with it a few minutes later.
SO the jury must have thought the prosecution didn’t argue their case well enough.
I’ll have more as it becomes available… I’m sure a Trump tweet is coming soon.
Update: Here’s how Fox News reported the news:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 1, 2017
BREAKING: U.S. immigration officials say they will deport Mexican man found not guilty of murder in San Francisco pier shooting.— The Associated Press (@AP) December 1, 2017
Well that’s good except… he’d already been deported five times right? What’s to keep him from coming back again?