Stories about Zarate Trial

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Zarate prosecutor seeks First-Degree Murder

DA's Office asking judge to instruct jury on a charge that requires planning and premeditation -- something no evidence in the case suggests

Zarate trial testimony abruptly ends

Rebuttal witnesses cancelled Monday morning; closing arguments set for Nov. 20

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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

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

Cops in Zarate case never considered that they might be wrong

Testimony shows a failure to pursue any evidence that clashed with the investigators' initial version of events