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Illegal Alien Who Shot Kate Steinle Found Not Guilty Of Murder

Illegal Alien Who Shot Kate Steinle Found Not Guilty Of Murder

After a jury on Thursday found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty, the president was among those who reacted on Twitter.

President Donald Trump, who often brought up the death of Kate Steinle during his campaign, tweeted Thursday night that the acquittal of the undocumented immigrant who shot her was a "disgraceful verdict".

Hannity noted that Zarate had been released from a San Francisco jail about three months before the shooting, despite a federal request that he be held for deportation.

The shooting happened during the presidential campaign and touched off a fierce debate over the country's immigration policies.

Trump signed an executive order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities, but a federal judge recently blocked it in a lawsuit from two California counties, San Francisco and Santa Clara.

President Donald Trump blasted a California jury that acquitted a Mexican immigrant who was in the US illegally in the shooting death of a woman in San Francisco two years ago after local officials let the man go while he was awaiting deportation. "I urge the leaders of the nation's communities to reflect on the outcome of this case and consider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to cooperate with federal law enforcement officers".

The jury found him not guilty of the assault charge but convicted him of the possession charge.

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter said Steinle "would still be alive if we had a wall", referring to President Trump's call for the construction of a border wall between the USA and Mexico.

The accused admitted to firing the weapon but said it was an accident.

He had been deported from the United States five times prior to Steinle's death.

In his opening monologue tonight, Sean Hannity said sanctuary city laws and policies killed Kate Steinle.

But he told jurors that Garcia Zarate had no motivation to kill Steinle and that as terrible as her death was, "nothing you do is going to fix that". "San Francisco's decision to protect criminal aliens led to the preventable and heartbreaking death of Kate Steinle. It's disconcerting", Brad Steinle told CNN's Anderson Cooper.

He said ICE officials "will work to take custody" of Garcia Zarate and deport him. "It was used to catapult a presidency along that philosophy of hate of others", defense attorney Francisco Ugarte said after the verdict.

The fatal bullet struck concrete about 12 feet away from the defendant and traveled another 78 feet to hit Kathryn Steinle.

Defense attorney Matt Gonzalez said Garcia Zarate found the gun at the pier.

President Trump later signed an executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with USA immigration authorities, a policy that a federal judge in San Francisco permanently blocked Monday.

In his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, Trump tried to link Democrat Hillary Clinton to the controversy.