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Crime DOJ considering bringing charges against man found not guilty in Kate Steinle's murder

18:16  01 december  2017
18:16  01 december  2017 Source:   cnn.com

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The Justice Department is considering bringing federal charges against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the man found not guilty in Kate Steinle ' s murder Thursday night, DOJ spokesperson Sarah Flores told CNN. Following last night's not guilty verdict by a California jury in San Francisco resident

The Justice Department is considering bringing federal charges against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the man found not guilty in Kate Steinle ' s murder Thursday night, DOJ President Donald Trump reacted to the news early Friday morning, tweeting: "A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case!

Kate Steinle, 32, was killed in July 2015. © Facebook/Liz Sullivan Kate Steinle, 32, was killed in July 2015.

The Justice Department is considering bringing federal charges against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the man found not guilty in Kate Steinle's murder Thursday night, DOJ spokesperson Sarah Flores told CNN.

Following last night's not guilty verdict by a California jury in San Francisco resident Steinle's murder, the DOJ is weighing whether it will take a separate action in bringing charges against Garcia Zarate. All available federal options are on the table, CNN is told.

Garcia Zarate, an undocumented immigrant, was acquitted of murder and involuntary manslaughter charges, as well as assault with a deadly weapon by a jury, although the Mexican citizen was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, which could bring a three-year sentence.

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  Trump Calls Acquittal in Sanctuary City Murder 'Disgraceful' President Donald Trump blasted a California jury that acquitted a Mexican immigrant who was in the U.S. 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. “A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case! No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration,” Trump said in a post on Twitter Thursday night.The San Francisco jury Thursday found 45-year-old Jose Garcia Zarate not guilty of murder and manslaughter in the July 2015 killing of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle as she walked down a pier with her father.

The Justice Department is considering bringing federal charges against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the man found not guilty in Kate Steinle ’ s killing Thursday night, DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Flores told CNN. Following the verdict by a California jury in San Francisco resident Steinle ’ s death, the DOJ

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Justice Department is considering bringing federal charges against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the man found not guilty in Kate Steinle ' s killing Thursday night, DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Flores told CNN. Following the verdict by a California jury in San Francisco

Prosecutors had argued Garcia Zarate intentionally shot Steinle, 32, with a Sig Sauer .40-caliber handgun as she and her father walked on San Francisco's Pier 14. But Garcia Zarate's defense attorney said the shooting was accidental and the bullet ricocheted off the ground and traveled about 80 feet before hitting Steinle.

Federal immigration officials said they will try to deport Garcia Zarate. He had been deported from the United States five times prior to Steinle's death.

President Donald Trump reacted to the news early Friday morning, tweeting: "A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case! No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration."

CNN's Sophie Tatum contributed to this report

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