Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Tag: Kate Steinle

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...

Could the gun that killed Kate Steinle have fired by accident?

The trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate today focused on the gun that fired a fatal bullet at Kate Steinle on July 1, 2015. A firearms specialist, Gerald Andrew...

Prosecution expert presents conflicting testimony on Steinle shooting

A retired police officer who appears to be the prosecution’s main expert on how a gunshot ricocheted off the concrete of Pier 14 and killed Kate Steinle testified in...

The Agenda: Tasers, cannabis, and homeless deaths…

The Zarate trial, and the history of the weapon that fired the fatal bullet that killed Kate Steinle, got me thinking about who gets to carry lethal weapons in...

Federal agent says it was safe to leave unsecured gun in his car

The federal agent whose gun fired the bullet that killed Kate Steinle was in court today, and in the course of a couple of hours, he testified that: -- He...

The Steinle crime scene: The gun, the shirt ….

San Francisco police Officer Scott Hurley is trained to discover evidence or explosives suspected to be underwater. But on July 2nd, as he felt through debris, boulders, and silt on...

Zarate: Intentional killer — or confused and mentally ill?

The prosecution in the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate tried to set the stage for the day Kate Steinle was killed, presenting witnesses who put Jose Ines Garcia...

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 a gun went off and...