We don’t hear much about Kate Steinle anymore.
“The only conviction against a man accused of killing Kate Steinle in 2015 was overturned in the 1st District Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Friday.
Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate was accused of shooting Steinle while she was walking with her father and friend on the San Francisco waterfront. Garcia-Zarate, a Mexican national, was in the U.S. illegally at the time of the shooting. He had previously been deported five times, and it was not known when he reentered the country. Steinle was 32 at the time of her death.
Garcia-Zarate maintained that the shooting was accidental and that he did not mean to discharge the firearm he says he found wrapped in a T-shirt. The gun was stolen one week earlier from the parked car of a Bureau of Land Management ranger.
Garcia-Zarate was acquitted of all but one charge in November of 2017, more than two years after Steinle’s death. The jury at the time found him “not guilty” of assault with a semi-automatic weapon, first and second-degree murder, and involuntary manslaughter. He was convicted only of being a felon in possession of a firearm. …”
I wonder why.
What happened to Kate’s Law?
What happened to the man who killed Kate Steinle?
There was a big election in 2016 and all these things were promised and the GOP delivered the same old neoliberalism and military spending.