Not So Fast: Feds File New Charges Against Kate Steinle Shooter

Keeping - TheCount - Since 2005! - December 5, 2017

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate has been charged by Federal authorities with new immigration and gun violations less than one week after a San Francisco jury acquitted him of murder for the shooting death of Kate Steinle.

Garcia Zarate was indicted Tuesday with two gun charges. A San Francisco jury convicted him of a state charge of felon in possession of a firearm after acquitting him of murder and assault for the July 1, 2015 shooting.

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The state conviction carries a maximum sentence of three years in jail. He has been in jail since the day of the shooting. His public defender Matt Gonzalez said Garcia Zarate will ask a judge to toss out the state conviction. The shooting sparked a national debate over immigration Because Garcia Zarate was deported to his native Mexico five times before he was arrested a few hours after the shooting. source

Garcia Zarate said a gun he found accidentally fired when he picked it up.

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