On Tuesday a federal grand jury indicted Jose Ines Garcia Zarate on immigration and weapons charges, giving prosecutors a new crack at the five-time-deported illegal immigrant who was acquitted last month of murder in the death two years ago of San Francisco resident Kate Steinle.
Well, Garcia-Zarate may have gotten off on a murder rap, but the next case is going to stick like glue! This illegal is going to do some time. It’s just a matter of how much!
The grand jury specifically indicted Garcia Zarate “for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and for being an illegally present alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition,” according to a statement by the Department of Justice.
If convicted, Garcia Zarate — also known by the alias Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez — would face up to 10 years in federal prison, in addition to whatever state prison sentence he receives when he appears in court Dec. 12 to be sentenced for a weapons conviction he obtained in the Steinle case.
Instead of being convicted of murdering Steinle, Garcia Zarate wound up receiving a conviction on Nov. 30 for being a felon in unlawful possession of a firearm, a relatively minor charge that could entail him serving a maximum of three years in prison, according to The New York Times.
Following Garcia Zarate’s acquittal on the murder charge, a number of prominent Trump administration officials lashed out, with President Donald Trump himself deriding the verdict as “disgraceful.”
A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case! No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration.
The Kate Steinle killer came back and back over the weakly protected Obama border, always committing crimes and being violent, and yet this info was not used in court. His exoneration is a complete travesty of justice. BUILD THE WALL!
Attorney General Jeff Sessions likewise released a statement slamming jurisdictions that “choose to return criminal aliens to the streets rather than turning them over to federal immigration authorities.”
However, DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores made it clear the department intended to review the case to see what it could do.
“We’re looking at every option and we will prosecute this to the fullest extent of the law because these cases are tragic and entirely preventable,” she said at the time.
But since the principle of “double jeopardy” prevents the government from trying Garcia Zarate on the same charges as before, the DOJ has instead brought immigration and weapons charges against him.
A federal grand jury indicted Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and for being “an illegally present alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition,” according to announcement from the Justice Department.
Garcia’s potential sentence is unclear, assuming he’s convicted. Each of the new charges carries a maximum 10-year prison term, according to the Justice Department statement, but that isn’t guaranteed.
“If convicted of either violation … Garcia-Zarate faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison,” the statement reads. “However, any sentence will be imposed by the court only after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence…”
The new gun and immigration charges against Zarate come just days after he was acquitted of first- and second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. As was stated, this scumbag should have never been allowed back into our country to create this crime in the first place.
Kate Steinle’s young life was taken. Although this illegal immigrant wasn’t found guilty of Kate’s murder, it’s kind of like the OJ Simpson case. Even though we all know OJ killed his ex, Nicole Brown, like this scumbag he got off on the murder changes. Now, the DOJ is going after Garcia-Zarate on illegal possession of a gun and ammunition. If that’s all we can stick him on now, that’s all we can do.
For all of us with a brain, Kate Steinle was shot by Garcia-Zarate when she was walking with her father and a family friend on Pier 14 in San Francisco. He didn’t just ‘find’ the gun and it didn’t just ‘go off’ by itself. What jury believed this….we all know was insane!
Zarate has been deported five times. In fact, he was wanted for a SIXTH deportation when Steinle was fatally shot in the back while walking with her father on the pier.
Garcia-Zarate had just completed a federal prison sentence for illegal re-entry into the United States and had just been transferred to San Francisco’s jail in March 2015 to face a 20-year-old charge for selling marijuana.
Nice guy, huh? Thanks to the Obama administration and policies supporting ‘sanctuary cities’ the sheriff’s department released Gracia-Zarate a few days later after prosecutors dropped the marijuana charge, despite a request from federal immigration officials to detain him for deportation.
That’s right! This IDIOT should have been DETAINED and DEPORTED!!!! Tragically we all know what happened after that, don’t we? This moron was playing with a gun! Yes! Playing with it! Twirling it around….and yet, the defense said…the gun ‘just went off’….Sorry dude! This moron caused the gun to go off….nobody else!!!
He did killed Kate Steinle – a young, vibrant, beautiful, cherished woman!
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