A verdict was reached in the murder trial of Kate Steinle Thursday night.
Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a five-time deported illegal immigrant and convicted felon, was found not guilty of murder after shooting and killing the young San Francisco resident in 2015. According to previous Daily Caller reporting:
After five days of jury deliberation, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 54, was found not guilty on all counts, except for felony possession of a weapon. Zarate faced a charge of second-degree murder, but jurors were also instructed to consider first-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.
A Mexican national, Zarate was a seven-time convicted felon and had been deported from the U.S. five times before the shooting. Just months before the shooting, Immigration and Customs Enforcement lodged an immigration detainer for Zarate with the San Francisco sheriff’s office, which declined the request.
President Trump has been deeply critical of sanctuary cities, such as San Francisco.
Moments after the verdict, defense attorney Matt Gonzalez addressed reporters outside the courtroom. He addressed potential critics of the “not guilty” decision who might “criticize” the jury. Gonzalez specifically mentioned the president, vice president and attorney general. The attorney sent a blunt message to the Trump administration: “Let me remind them that they themselves are under investigation… and may avail themselves to the presumption of innocence.”
— ABC News (@ABC) December 1, 2017
This will not go over well.
RELATED: WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE COUNTRY?