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Family Friend: Murderer Intent and Immigration Policies

family friend: Steinle was walking with her father and a family friend on a sunny day in July 2015 when she was shot, collapsing into her father's arms, according to The Chronicle Herald. Garcia Zarate had been released from the San Francisco jail about three months before the shooting, despite a request by federal immigration authorities to detain him for deportation. The jury of six men and six women will consider dueling arguments that Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was either a hapless homeless man who killed Kate Steinle in a freak accident or a calculated murderer intent on playing a sick game. He had been deported five times before. During the presidential race, then-candidate Donald Trump cited the killing as a reason to toughen U.S. immigration policies. Steinle's death put San Francisco and its sanctuary city policy in the spotlight, as Democrats and Republicans lashed out at city officials for refusing to co-operate with federal deportation efforts. ( As reported in the news.