Many in the nation, including President Donald Trump are outraged by the jury verdicts of not guilty in the murder trial of Jose Zarate. Not only was he acquitted on the charge of first-degree murder in the death of Kathryn (Kate) Steinle, but they also acquitted him of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that he shot Steinle in the back, killing her, but how a jury could possibly not hold Zarate accountable at all for her death is beyond understanding.
Former Fox News host and now contributor to The Hill, posted that it was the liberal anti-America politics in San Francisco that killed Steinle and that Zarate just pulled the trigger.
(The Hill) – The acquittal of Kate Steinle’s killer on second degree murder charges is a blot on the legacy of America. The California jury apparently gave illegal immigrant Jose Zarate, a man who had been deported five times after being convicted of multiple felonies, the benefit of every doubt.
In fact, the jury did not even know about Zarate’s criminal past because it did not directly pertain to the actual killing of the 32-year-old woman thus was not allowed into evidence.
Since I was not in the courtroom, it would be unfair of me to condemn the jury’s decision. But Kate’s father, Jim Steinle, as honest a man as I’ve ever met, was in the courtroom. He said: “Justice was rendered, but it was not served.”
Two and a half years ago, I began covering the Steinle murder case and quickly came to the conclusion that politics had killed Kate along with the bullet…
I believe that Steinle’s father should file a wrongful death lawsuit against the mayor, city council and any other San Francisco official who were responsible for their sanctuary status and for ignoring the request for federal immigration officials for them to hold Zarate of them. They chose to ignore those orders and released the convicted felon and five-time immigration offender to walk free and kill Steinle. We need to make these officials pay for their anti-American actions.