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CrimeCourt reverses sole conviction in San Francisco pier killing

03:15  31 august  2019
03:15  31 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Parole board drops opposition to release of man acquitted in murder retrial Scott Godesky, acquitted this week of murder during a retrial in a 1996 homicide, is officially a free man after the state parole board Wednesday chose to not pursue an outstanding alleged parole violation. Godesky, who had been serving a life sentence for a 1996 homicide in Carrick, was found not guilty of murder charges on Monday after a retrial. He walked out of the Allegheny County Courthouse a free man for the first time in decades. But on Tuesday afternoon, the parole board informed Godeksy’s lawyers that they were asking him to turn himself in and return to prison.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state appeals court has thrown out the sole conviction against an immigrant who fatally shot a woman on the San Francisco waterfront in 2015.

Court reverses sole conviction in San Francisco pier killing © AP Photo/Paul Elias/File Maria Belyi and Tony Serra, lawyers for Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate, talk with reporters after a court hearing Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in San Francisco.

The 1st District Court of Appeal on Friday overturned a gun conviction against Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate because the judge failed to instruct the jury on one of his defenses.

Garcia-Zarate was acquitted of murder in the killing of Kate Steinle, who was on a pier with her father when she was shot in the back in July 2015.

The case of Garcia-Zarate, who was in the country illegally and had been deported five times, touched off a fierce immigration debate.

He said he unwittingly picked up the gun wrapped in a T-shirt and it fired accidentally.

Garcia-Zarate is in custody and facing federal gun charges.

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