Court reverses conviction in Kate Steinle killing

Court reverses conviction in Kate Steinle killing
Kate Steinle (Image via Facebook)

[Ed. – He skates on a technicality.]

A California state appeals court has thrown out the sole conviction against an illegal immigrant who fatally shot a woman on the San Francisco waterfront in 2015.

The 1st District Court of Appeal on Friday overturned a gun conviction against Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate because the judge failed to instruct the jury on one of his defenses.

A California state appeals court has thrown out the sole conviction against an illegal immigrant who fatally shot a woman on the San Francisco waterfront in 2015.

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The 1st District Court of Appeal on Friday overturned a gun conviction against Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate because the judge failed to instruct the jury on one of his defenses.

Garcia-Zarate was acquitted of murder in the killing of Kate Steinle, who was on a pier with her father when she was shot in the back in July 2015.

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