Monday, April 19, 2021

Tag: Diana Garcia

Why was Garcia Zarate charged with murder?

There’s only one conclusion I can reach from the outcome of the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate: This case should never have been charged as murder. Maybe it never...

Prosecution portrays Garcia Zarate as sophisticated killer

The prosecution in the trail of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate offered closing arguments today, portraying the homeless immigrant as a sophisticated criminal who carefully plotted to hide a gun...

Final arguments in the Garcia Zarate trial — and a night of comedy by an SF original

Closing arguments in the Jose Ines Garcia Zarate trial are set for Monday/20, and it’s likely that the case will go to the jury by Tuesday. The six men...

Zarate prosecutor seeks First-Degree Murder

The prosecution in the nationally-covered Jose Ines Garcia Zarate case is asking for a First-Degree Murder verdict – which would imply that Garcia Zarate planned the shooting of Kate Steinle...

Zarate prosecution witness blasted for role in earlier murder trial

A key witness in the prosecution of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate gave testimony in a prior case that an expert alleges was not only inaccurate but possibly improper. John Evans,...

Firearms expert says Steinle killing fits pattern of an accident

The bullet that killed Kate Steinle fit the pattern of an accidental discharge, a firearms expert testified today in the murder trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an undocumented homeless man...

Video casts doubt on prosecution theory in Kate Steinle killing

The jury in the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate saw a video of the moment when a gun fired and killed Kate Steinle today. The video, from a security...

Steinle killing was an accident, defense witness suggests

The bullet that killed Kate Steinle was probably fired from someone in a sitting position leaning forward, a defense firearms expert testified today in the Zarate Trial. Although the judge...

Cops in Zarate case never considered that they might be wrong

The prosecution in the Jose Ines Garcia Zarate trial rested its case today after a routine presentation by the chief medical examiner. But before that, we learned even more about...

Zarate looked confused, disoriented during police interrogation

It was confusing, often contradictory, as the jurors today heard the interrogation of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an undocumented homeless man accused of killing Kate Steinle. Only a portion of...