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Man Accused of Murdering Kate Steinle on San Francisco Pier Found Not Guilty

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, formerly known as Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, has been acquitted of murder following the July 2015 shooting death of 32-year-old Kate Steinle in San Francisco, California.

A jury on Thursday found the 48-year-old Mexico native not guilty on charges ranging from involuntary manslaughter to first-degree murder. He was found guilty of felony possession of a firearm, which carries a potential sentence of 16 months to three years.

The case gained national attention during the presidential primary campaign as it was used as an example by conservatives who argued for why there needed to be stricter regulations on immigration as

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