Jury Finds Illegal Immigrant NOT GUILTY In Kate Steinle Murder

A San Francisco jury found the illegal immigrant accused of killing Kate Steinle not guilty of murder Thursday, a stunning result in a case that ignited a nationwide debate over illegal immigration and sanctuary cities.

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 54, was found not guilty on all counts, except for felony possession of a weapon. Zarate faced a charge of second-degree murder, but jurors were instructed to consider first-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.

At trial, Zarate admitted to firing the shot that killed Steinle, but contended that he had picked up a gun underneath a bench on the San Francisco pier and accidentally fired it. A ballistics investigation into the shooting revealed that the bullet skipped off the pavement before hitting Steinle, lending some credence to Zarate’s claims that the shooting was an accident.

  • BillyHW

    If you are Hispanic and you are reading this I just want to say fuck you and fuck your worthless people.

    • Anglo-Americans exonerated him, not Hispanics. Anglos on the fascist-Marxist Left. The purpose was to prove to the world their ideology that “people don’t kill people, guns kill people” (Las Vegas?). He got off because after coaching from his Anglo-American lawyer, he literally claimed the gun went off by itself. Apparently the gun did in fact have a hair-trigger, but the botton line for me is you still have to put your finger on the trigger. He was guilty as sin.

      • BillyHW

        If I was black or Hispanic I would do the world a favour and kill myself, or at least sterilize myself.

        • I thought you already did that — sterilize yourself that is. At least because of your frequent statements about women I assumed it was a possibility…

    • Gary

      Wait until the Jihadists see how a fellow muslim can leave an AR-15 by a tree of bench where they can pick it up and fire at a crowd with the same excuse that they ” found” the Grenade,Knife,C-4, AK-47 or AR -15 .

      Liberals will NEVER get it that the person should not have been in the USA where he broke the law to enter several times and now a Citizen is dead.
      Hillary and Bill better hope that one of Bill rape victims doesn’t “find” a gun under a bench or any or the Foundation donors now jilted by her loss and they’re out $100 million and send a Hit man to “find” a loaded gun .

      Toronto now has a problem because John Tory supports the 300,000+ illegals where the Police are told to NOT ask people their Status in Canada , then , if tied to a crime and are an illegal…….Tory support the new Policy to NOT tell the RCMP as to deport them to their place of entry.
      Trudeau told the 7,000,000,000 people outside canada that they are welcomed here in Canada as a Liberal Government because Trump won’t let some of them in if they want to kill Americans. I won’t be shocked when the illegal population goes over 500,000 while more Canadian homeless people die in the streets or freeze to death as we saw in 2015 .

      I want to know why the CRA hasn’t sent the RCMP to arrest Tory and the Councillors that committed Treason and tax fraud to steal HST dollars from Citizens and Legals to hand over to Tourists that don’t want to leave where they get Welfare and FREE Health Care while the Police are Complicit to not help the RCMP deport those tourists that cost Toronto taxpayers millions .

      • Re: Steinle, it makes you wonder if somebody deliberately left that gun with a hair-trigger in a public place, hoping to cause an “accident” — hoping to prove the phony point that “people don’t kill people, guns kill people”.

        Sounds far-fetched, but I’ve been homeless myself and anybody in that situation knows that homeless people and bums are always grubbing around in public places and finding stuff — it’s a survival issue. I would like to know who the original of the gun was, why it was left there, and why the hair-trigger (which is deliberate — I think there’s an adjustment screw on guns so you can do that). Police need to continue the investigation and find the original owner of the gun, maybe offer a reward…

        • andycanuck

          A commenter at Ace’s posted this, Ricardo, and its commenters are pretty good on firearms’ facts:

          The thing about this Steinle verdict is that no matter what else he had to have pulled the trigger all the way back somehow for the gun to have fired. It was a DA/SA Sig P239. It will not fire, due to internal safeties, unless the trigger is pulled all the way. If it was cocked and thus in SA mode the trigger is easier to pull, 4.4 lbs, but still has to be pulled.

          They say that after the shot he threw it in the bay and ran. If it discharged from his handling it without it being held like you hold a gun then the recoil would have flung it away. It was a
          .40 SW which has a snappy recoil especially in a small gun like the P239. He had to have had it in his hand with his finger on the trigger and pulled the trigger.

          He may have done it unintentionally if the hammer was cocked, but he did pull that trigger.

  • Dana Garcia

    Very shocking outcome, that essentially the jury believed that guns can go off by themselves.

    It does make me think of my own experience going through the jury system, and how lawyers on both sides want the dumbest, most malleable jurors.

  • Ed

    “…A ballistics investigation into the shooting revealed that the bullet skipped off the pavement before hitting Steinle, lending some credence to Zarate’s claims that the shooting was an accident…”

    Well shit! Think of all the bullets that skipped off the pavement in the LA shooting. That idiot killed himself for no reason!

  • Watchman

    IMHO he still should have been convicted of involuntary manslaughter. His actions led directly to the death of Kate Steinle. The appropriate thing would have been to leave a gun in place and get someone who knew what they were doing to clear the gun and make it safe. You don’t need to speak English to be able to know this and carry this out. http://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-charges/involuntary-manslaughter-overview.html

  • canminuteman

    She lived in California. Chances are she loved illegal immigrants.

    • BillyHW

      Women shouldn’t be allowed to vote reason #928977161698138775756161119997971.

    • As a Christian I also love illegal immigrants. But I still think they should be kicked out of the country or jailed. Especially when they don’t make the slightest effort to get their papers together; especially when you can apply legally. And if they are felons then I still love them, but they still belong in jail for many years, or maybe they even merit the death penalty.

      And I don’t see the slightest contradiction in my thinking.

  • mauser 98

    defence lawyer immediately attacked Trump after verdict

    pray for an Earthquake


    • PapayaSF


  • Editor

    Gives a whole new meaning to “sanctuary city” doesn’t it.

    • Sanctuary denotes something Holy or Sanctified — San Francisco literally means “Saint Francis”. Not the first thing that comes to one’s mind these days regarding “Frisco” and the state of “Californication”.


  • bob e

    with inclusion & tolerance they should make this murdering
    illegal beaner the city director of tourism ..

  • What a tragic bloody farce.

  • Tom Forsythe

    This was a political verdict, like the OJ trial. Hopefully, it will wake some people up.

  • Hard Little Machine

    “I left my hearrrrrrttt…..in San Franciscooohhh:

    And a lot of blood too.