Stories about Francisco Ugarte

Garcia Zarate gets time served — but won’t go free

Judge sentences him to three years, which he has already served -- but now the feds want to try him again for the same gun crime

Why was Garcia Zarate charged with murder?

Jury verdict shows that the DA's case was shaky, at best -- so why did Gascon pursue this?

Zarate prosecution witness blasted for role in earlier murder trial

Wrongfully convicted man suing SF over case where Inspector Evans gave what one critic called wildly inaccurate testimony

Final defense witness in Garcia Zarate case questions SFPD translation

Officer who interrogated homeless immigrant didn't distinguish between the gun discharging and Garcia Zarate pulling the trigger

Firearms expert says Steinle killing fits pattern of an accident

Defense witness says there are 'all indicators for an accidental discharge'

Video casts doubt on prosecution theory in Kate Steinle killing

Grainy but clear evidence suggests Zarate was bending over when shot was fired

Steinle killing was an accident, defense witness suggests

In Zarate Trial, firearms expert debunks prosecution theory

Zarate trial day two: Guns, accidents, and mental health

Jury selection questions reflect key issues that will come up at trial

Judge in Zarate case sides with prosecution on two key motions

Rambling late-night statement to cops is riddled with confusion and inaccuracy, but judge wants the jury see hear it as evidence

New evidence casts doubt on prosecution theory in Steinle killing

Unknown gun thief was involved in a second car burglary -- but cops are withholding key details