Not even involuntary manslaughter?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
San Francisco jury finds 6-time deported illegal alien not guilty of killing Kate Steinle in the grand and glorious sanctuary city. Murder was a stretch but not even involuntary manslaughter? When the facts of the case are not even in dispute? How is that possible?
I am speechless. What can you even say to this? Nevermind the guy’s legal status. A 32-year-old woman is dead, we know how she died and who did it, but that person walks free?
The social compact is coming apart at the seams.
The jury in this case needs to be named and shamed. This is atrocious.
From the San Fran CBS affiliate:
Jurors Thursday afternoon acquitted the illegal immigrant accused of killing Kate Steinle as she walked with her father on a crowded San Francisco pier of all charges except for felony possession of a firearm.
A spokesperson for the Superior Court of California made the announcement that the jury had reached a verdict shortly after 3 p.m. Shortly after 4:30 p.m., the shocking verdict was announced that Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was found not guilty of all charges except for the gun possession charge.
Defense attorney Matt Gonzalez spoke after the verdict was read, first taking a moment to offer condolences to the Steinle family.
“I hope that they do not interpret this verdict as diminishing in any way the awful tragedy that occurred,” said Gonzalez.
Gonzalez was also quick to ask that the jury’s decision be held in the proper regard.
“This jury’s verdict should be respected,” Gonzalez said. “They heard the evidence. They deliberated as a group. They heard read back testimony. They looked at the physical evidence and they rendered a verdict to the best of their abilities in accordance with the law.”
I think I’m going to be sick.