Man Acquitted In Kate Steinle Killing Faces Federal Gun And Immigration Charges
07 December, 2017, 02:58 | Author: Terri Saunders
Prosecutors said Garcia Zarate deliberately fired into an unsuspecting crowd on the pier in July 2015, killing Steinle as she walked with her father.
Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was indicted in by a federal grand jury on federal charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and being an illegally present alien in possession of a firearm, according to records.
Federal prosecutors Tuesday said new immigration and weapons charges have been filed against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an undocumented immigrant who was acquitted last week on murder charges in the fatal shooting of San Francisco resident Kate Steinle.
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon was critical on Tuesday of the federal charges - saying the Trump administration has turned the Zarate case into a "political football".
Federal officials already have a criminal warrant signed by a judge in 2015 for Garcia Zarate, and he will be released to the U.S. Marshal once he is eligible to be released following the conclusion of his state case, according to the San Francisco Sheriff's Department.
Garcia-Zarate is not yet represented by counsel. Garcia Zarate is to be sentenced in state court December 14. They believe the gun possession conviction seemed at odds with the acquittals, given that those verdicts aligned with the defense contention that Garcia Zarate found the gun by happenstance at the pier where the shooting occurred.
30 rejected charges of first- and second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, and assault with a semiautomatic pistol.
Garcia Zarate, who had served a federal prison sentence for illegal re-entry to the United States, was transferred in March of 2015 to San Francisco's jail to face a 20-year-old charge for selling marijuana.
Under a sanctuary city law, San Francisco authorities released him from custody three months before the shooting, instead of turning him over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The.40-caliber Sig Sauer handgun had been stolen from an off-duty U.S. Bureau of Land Management ranger's vehicle in San Francisco days before the shooting.
San Francisco is a so-called sanctuary city and local officials are limited in the cooperation they can give with federal deportation efforts. Zarate told authorities that he specifically went to San Francisco because it was a sanctuary city.
Met Eireann's Nuala Carey said: "Thursday will be a cold day with strong and gusty winds on western and north-western coasts". However, their weather charts show snow is expected in Wales, the West Midlands, and Northern Ireland from around 6am.
Norvell agreed to a contract extension at Memphis earlier Tuesday, and the Morris hire came into picture soon after. On Monday, the school announced Houston's Hunter Yurachek would be its new athletic director, replacing Jeff Long.
Here's how it works: You bend over to pat an invisible box, pretend to step on said box, and hop over it with your other leg. The ice-bucket challenge swarmed social feeds in 2015, and the concept of posing like a mannequin conquered 2016.
Minton said Europe has successfully legalized sports betting , allowing bookies to work with leagues to help control corruption. He said he could see a 6-3 ruling in favor of New Jersey , even if the court stays away from the constitutionality of the law.
Former President Barack Obama is expected to address mayors from around the world at a Chicago summit to discuss climate change. It has until 2020 to adopt the Paris climate agreement and act in accordance with the objectives of the treaty.
The Justice Department under Sessions, and DHS under Nielsen, will share in enforcing different portions of immigration law. Nielsen will take over for Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, and will be sworn-in sometime in the coming days.
The bickering between Google and Amazon has been going on several years as they have ratcheted up the competition with each other. In a retaliatory move sure to upset viewers, Google is halting YouTube Streaming to Echo Show and Fire TV devices.
These services would be sought now that the American retailer has ended its Free AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping service to Singapore. Streaming service Amazon Prime Video and gaming subscription service Twitch Prime will be bundled as part of the membership.
Bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people when he blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. The Prime Minister's official spokesman declined to discuss the details of the foiled attacks.
- Pizza Hut announced Tuesday it will offer beer and wine deliveries to customers who order food from its restaurants. All drivers with beer and wine deliveries on their routes will be at least 21 years old, according to the company.
Google Maps adds two-wheel mode for motorbike routes
The feature, of course, differs from the bicycle routing option, which may involve access points not open to motorbikes. While planning the route, a rider can view major local landmarks on the way which will be useful during navigation.