Published On: Fri, Dec 1st, 2017

Kate’s killer acquitted of murder charges

FILE PHOTO: Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, arrested in connection with the July 1, 2015, shooting of Kate Steinle on a pier in San Francisco is led into the Hall of Justice for his arraignment in San Francisco, California, U.S. on July 7, 2015.  REUTERS/Michael Macor/Pool/File Photo - RC16BA9C3EC0

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the illegal migrant who was arrested for killing a women lived in San Francisco, named Kate Steinle, has been acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges, after the court has come into a conclusion that there is truth in the arrestee’s statement, in which he confessed that it was an accident.

The United States President, Donald Trump, who used the ‘Kate case’ to justify his anti-immigrant stance several times during his presidential campaigns, has criticised the verdict aggressively, calling it a “disgraceful verdict”.

Though the court has cleared the arrestee of the serious charges, it has found him guilty in less serious charges such as illegal possession of firearm.

The arrestee, who has several times faced the deportation, is likely to get a suspended sentence of sixteen months to three years.

Anyway, the anti-immigrant activists are likely to utilise the verdict to bring more support to their campaigns against the illegal immigration.

Notably, the crime actually occurred in a sanctuary city, which shows no efforts to cooperate with the immigration department.

Highlighting the aforementioned fact, the federal government may, in near future, urge San Francisco to scrap the ‘Sanctuary Status’, which is protecting several illegal migrants from deportation in the region.


Vignesh. S. G

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Kate’s killer acquitted of murder charges