Kate Steinle case: Appeals court overturns gun conviction of Jose Inez Garcia Zarate

A California court of appeal on Friday overturned the gun conviction against the man acquitted of murder by a San Francisco jury in the 2015 shooting death of Kate Steinle on the city’s Pier 14.

The state’s First District Court of Appeal reversed the November 2017 verdict that found Jose Inez Garcia Zarate guilty of the lone charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Garcia Zarate, 46, was acquitted of homicide charges in the Steinle case that touched off a furor about immigration and sanctuary laws.

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