24 Oct S.F. Murder Trial Begins With Migration Overtone
The San Francisco murder case that sparked a nationwide argument over migration policy went to trial Monday with lawyers sparring not over politics however the case’s main legal concern: whether the killer of Kate Steinle on Pier 14 planned to fire in her instructions or mistakenly shot a weapon he stated he discovered under a bench,the San Francisco Chronicle reports A district attorney stated in her opening declaration that Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 45, brought the taken handgun to the waterside place, pointed it towards Steinle and shot on July 1,2015 The general public protector representing the Mexican resident stated he discovered the weapon in a Tee shirts on the pier minutes prior to the shooting, which after he unwrapped the package the weapon released a bullet that ricocheted off the concrete and struck Steinle in the back.
The trial in the courtroom of Superior Court Judge Samuel Feng opened to broad interest sustained by the political firestorm that followed it. Garcia Zarate, who was homeless and had a record of drug criminal activities, was desired for deportation by federal representatives when his San Francisco jailers set him complimentary 2 1/2 months prior to the shooting under the city’s sanctuary laws. The task of the jury is to put aside those politics. It is Garcia Zarate’s objectives on the day he eliminated Steinle that might suggest the distinction in between a conviction for second-degree murder or murder, or an acquittal. District attorney Diana Garcia stated the offender was guilty of murder since he either intended a crammed weapon at Steinle straight or at a crowd of individuals– an act that indicates malice, or an intent to eliminate.