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Defense rests in Steinle murder trial

Original post made on Nov 10, 2017

Defense attorneys rested their case Thursday in the trial of the man charged with shooting and killing Pleasanton native Kate Steinle on San Francisco's Pier 14 after presenting testimony from a translator who brought into question parts of the interrogation conducted by police.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:51 PM

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Posted by No fool
a resident of another community
on Nov 10, 2017 at 10:44 am

"When he picked it up he didn't know what it was"???!!! Are you kidding me? You're saying that a grown man picked up a gun and didn't know what it was? Get real. You're throwing mud at the wall and hoping something will stick. It just fired, right??!! A Sig Sauer. I don't think so. He admitted to firing it to shoot a seal. He should be locked up for that alone! Put him in jail for a LONG TIME and when/if he gets out, send him back where he came from - FOR GOOD. If he doesn't know what a gun is, he shouldn't be out on the streets. I don't want someone I love to be the next Kate Steinle.

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Posted by Just the facts
a resident of Danville
on Nov 10, 2017 at 11:50 am

No fool - Nowhere in the article does it say that he didn't know what the gun was, you're making a strawman argument. The defense is saying he picked it up to investigate, which is something that anyone might do. Not saying the guy is not guilty, but your argument is based on a fictitious quote.

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Posted by No fool
a resident of another community
on Nov 10, 2017 at 4:08 pm

"Just the facts" -


"We're not trying to get Mr. Garcia Zarate convicted of manslaughter, our defense is that he's not guilty because it was an accident," he said. "When he picked up this object he did not know what it was and it fired."

— Bay City News Service

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