Stories about Kate Steinle

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

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the undocumented homeless man whose trial became a national issue, was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday in the death of Kate Steinle. Although Garcia...

Famed lawyer Tony Serra to represent Garcia Zarate on federal gun charges

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who was acquitted in the death of Kate Steinle, will be sentenced Friday morning for a minor gun possession charge, and even if he gets...

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This was a truly unsettling year, from the election of Donald Trump and the resurgence of white supremacist movements to the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee and the...

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...