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Tagged with: Gunshot Residue

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...

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...

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...

Zarate had gunshot residue on his hands — one tiny particle

An expert in forensic science testified Friday that Jose Ines Garcia Zarate has exactly one particle of gunshot residue on his hands – enough...

Murder — or a tragic accident?

The prosecution and defense in the Zarate trial presented dramatically different – and irreconcilable – versions of the events of July 1, 2015, when...

What to look for in the dueling autopsies of Michael Brown

By A.C. Thompson Ed note: A.C. used to work for me at the Bay Guardian, and I thought this piece he wrote might be useful...